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

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu (1975-2015)

New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • 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? 47 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • UK #1 Song: Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette