On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1936

Historical Events

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams' opera "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • David Snell, British jazz harpist and conductor, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Frank Stella, American artist, born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Guillermo Endara, President of Panama (1989-94), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2009)
  • Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Tom Snyder, American television and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
1936 Highlights

About May 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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