What Happened on May 12, 1967

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released

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, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)

Famous Deaths

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