On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1950

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Darius Milhaud's opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Darius Milhaud

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Squier, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("The Stroke"; "My Kind Of Lover"), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Bruce Boxleitner, American actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King; Babylon 5), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor (Hello Again; Cool World), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jocko Marcellino, American rocker (Sha Na Na), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • Shōzō Fujii, Japanese judoka (4x World Champion 1971-79)
1950 Highlights

About May 12, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus