What Happened on May 12, 1925

Historical Events


French priest Jean Vianney (1786-1859) canonized as Saint John Vianney by Pope Pius XI

  • 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

Yogi BerraYogi Berra (1925-2015)

American Baseball HOF catcher, coach and manager (18 x MLB All-Star; 13 x World Series; NY Yankees; AL MVP 1951, 54, 55), and Purple Heart recipient, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Born in 1925

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
  • Artur NapoleĆ£o dos Santos, Portuguese pianist, composer, and music publisher, dies at 82

About May 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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