What Happened on May 12, 1924

Historical Events

  • 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician (ultrafinitism) and human rights activist, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)

Tony Hancock (1924-1968)

English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England

Born in 1924

Famous Deaths

  • Henri MarĂ©chal, French composer and music critic, dies at 82
1924 Highlights

About May 12, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus