On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), 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, Portugese composer, dies at 82