On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1928

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig collects 14 total bases with 2 triples and 2 home runs in a 15-7 win over Chicago White Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Richard Sherman, American composer and lyricist (The Sherman Brothers - Mary Poppins), born in NYC, New York
  • Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - "Rocco Lampone"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1991)
  • Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Salvador Díaz Mirón, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas), dies at 74
1928 Highlights

About June 12, 1928

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini