On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1962

Historical Events

  • Grevelingen dam closes in major project to protect the southwest of the Netherlands from flooding
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Calkins, American comic strip artist and co-author of Buck Rogers), dies at 67
1962 Highlights

About May 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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