What Happened on May 12, 1959

Historical Events

Music History

"Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Christian, American NHL right wing, 1980-94 (Olympic gold, 1980; Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, and 3 other teams), born in Warroad, Minnesota
  • Ving Rhames [Irving Rameses Rhames], American actor (Mission Impossible), born in New York City
Born in 1959

Famous Weddings

Elizabeth Taylor

English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (27) marries for the 4th time to American entertainer Eddie Fisher (30); divorce in 1964

1959 Highlights

About May 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • UK #1 Song: A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley