On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1938

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Honegger and Paul Claudel's oratorio "Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher" premieres in Basel

Composer Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger
  • Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
  • Millie Perkins, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Susan Hampshire, English actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
1938 Highlights

About May 12, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus