On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1934

Historical Events


Music release#1 in the Charts

"Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), born in Aluu (d. 2016)
1934 Highlights

About May 12, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus