What Happened on May 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Are You Experienced" album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience first released - one of the most influential debut albums ever

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Music concertMusic Concert

1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 20th Cannes Film Festival: "Blowup" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • H Rap Brown replaces Stokely Carmichael as chairman of Student
  • Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Lawrence Rucchin, Italian Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • Julius Kalas, Czech composer, dies at 64