On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1959

Historical Events

Music History

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

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Christian, American NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980), born in Warroad, Minnesota
  • Ving Rhames [Irving Rameses Rhames], American actor (Mission Impossible), born in New York City

Famous Weddings

Elizabeth Taylor

Actress Elizabeth Taylor (27) marries for the 4th time to entertainer Eddie Fisher (30)

1959 Highlights

About May 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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