On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 performances
  • NY Islanders tie own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn

Famous Birthdays

  • Kentaro Sato, Japanese composerand conductor, born in Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999

Person of interestRami Malek

Rami Malek, American actor (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Los Angeles, California

Actor Rami Malek
Rami Malek

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Sheares, President of Singapore (1971-81), dies at 73
1981 Highlights

About May 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus