On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1957

Famous Birthdays

  • Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), dies of prostate cancer at 71
1957 Highlights

About May 12, 1957

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus