On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1925

Historical Events

  • Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics

Famous Birthdays

  • John Simon, American author, literary and theater critic (NY Times), born in Subotica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Person of interestYogi Berra

Lorenzo "Yogi" Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18X MLB All-Star; 13X World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony) and colonial administrator, dies at 71
  • Amy Lowell, American imagist poet (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) 1926, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 51
  • Arthur Napoleao dos Santos, Portuguese composer, dies at 82
1925 Highlights

About May 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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