On This Day

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

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

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock

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? 97 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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