What Happened on May 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.

Famous Deaths

  • Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)