On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1926

Historical Events

  • Denmark begins unilateral disarmament

Appointment of Interest

Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
  • George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Gudrun Ure, Scottish actress (Super Gran, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer), born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2004)
  • John C[lellon] Holmes, American writer (Horn)
  • Rolv Berger Yttrehus, American classical music composer, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2018)
  • Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
1926 Highlights

About March 12, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces