On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1923

Historical Events

  • 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6

Famous Birthdays

  • Ewart Abner, American record company executive (President of Motown, manager of Stevie Wonder), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1993)
  • Hector Laing, English biscuit manufacturer (McVitie & Price), pilot and Director of the Bank of England (d. 2010)
1923 Highlights

About May 12, 1923

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus