Historical Events In May - 12
Friday, 07 August 2020
1984 "White Horse" by Laid Back hits #26 on May - 12.
1984 Discovery moves to Vandenberg Air Force Base for mating of STS 41-D on this day in history.
1984 France performs nuclear test on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on the same hole
1984 On May - 12 south Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for first time in 22 years
1984 On May - 12 world of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
1984 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure on May - 12.
1985 On this day in history amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as first woman Conservative rabbi
1985 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is first to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat CA
1986 On May - 12 kristeen Garcia is born.
1986 On this day in history president Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator
1986 Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1987 On May - 12 victor Feldman, pianist/drummer, dies at 53
1989 "Entertainment Tonight" performs their 2,000th TV performance on this day in history.
1989 On May - 12 retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
1989 On this day in history joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
1990 On this day in history 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts)
1990 On this day in history comic Relief '90 (4th one) raises $4.7 million
1990 On May - 12 nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
1991 A new cancer drug is announced, which can only be found in bark of a rare tree in the Pacific Northwest on this day in history.
1992 The first Belgian woman (Ingrid Baeyens) to ascend Mount Everest on this day in history.
1992 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies on this day in history.
1993 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands on May - 12.
1993 On May - 12 last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1993 On May - 12 nBC TV airs the final episode of the hit comedy Cheers
1993 Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II on May - 12.
1994 On this day in history alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur, dies at 91
1995 On May - 12 dow Jones for 5th straight day of the week sets a new record (4430.59)
1997 On this day in history 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
1997 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict on this day in history.
1997 Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is first to swim from Cuba to Florida on May - 12.
1997 Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami on this day in history.
2005 On May - 12 an election was held in the Cayman Islands 7 months later than originally scheduled due to Hurricane Ivan. It resulted in a change of government, with the United Democratic Party giving four seats to the then-opposition People's Progressive Movement in the 15 member Legislative Assembly.