On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Basham, American professional wrestler, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jamie Luner, American actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California

Famous Weddings

Mick Jagger

Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca PĂ©rez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Famous Deaths

  • Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • Johnny Taylor, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; 1 x 100, 8 x 50) and rugby union fly-half (2 caps), dies at 75
  • Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
1971 Highlights

About May 12, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus