On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1961

Historical Events

  • Russian Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Duffy, rocker (Cult-Hell's Kitchen)
  • Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
1961 Highlights

About May 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus