On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1975

Historical Events

  • US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Jared Polis, American businessman and politician, Governor of Colorado (2018-), born in Boulder, Colorado

Person of interestJonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, dies at 64
1975 Highlights

About May 12, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus