On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Carter, American football player
  • Steve Smith, American football player

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

US Senator Edward W. Brooke (59) weds second wife Anne Lee Fleming

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

1979 Highlights

About May 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus