On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1928

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benito Mussolini announces moves to end women's suffrage in a speech to the Senate in Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Second Opium Law introduced - international law to control drugs

Famous Birthdays

  • Burt Bacharach, American Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer ("I'll Never Fall in Love Again"; "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"; Promises, Promises"), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Henry Cosby,American songwriter, musician and producer for Motown ("Tears of a Clown"; "For Once In My Life"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Ivan Kr├íl, Czech-American bass player, songwriter, record producer (Patti Smith; Iggy Pop; John Waite), in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) (d. 2020)
  • Manuel Lujan Jr, American politician (Rep-R-NM, 1969-89), born in San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico (d. 2019)
1928 Highlights

About May 12, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus