What Happened on May 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
  • KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Hestler, Victoria BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australian golfer
  • James Michael Furyk, West Chester PA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
  • Mike Malizia, Utica NY, Nike golfer (1993 Doral-Ryder Open-61st)
  • Mike Weir, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92)
  • Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Todd Hallett, Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-7-92, 96)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78