On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1962

Historical Events

  • Grevelingen dam closes
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
1962 Highlights

About May 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus