On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician

Person of interestTony Hancock

Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82