On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1948

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Lindsay Ann Crouse, American actress (Slapshot, Iceman, Places in Heart), born in NYC, New York
  • Steve Winwood, English singer and musician (Higher Love, Roll With It), born in Birmingham, England

Famous Deaths

  • Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
1948 Highlights

About May 12, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus