What Happened on May 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
  • Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)

Famous Deaths

  • John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64