On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1936

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Stella, American artist, born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Guillermo Endara, President of Panama
  • Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • Tom Snyder, American newscaster (The Tomorrow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
1936 Highlights

About May 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus