On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1981

Historical Events

  • "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander, NYC: runs for 333 performances
  • NY Islanders tie their own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a period vs Minnesota North Stars

Famous Birthdays

  • Kentaro Sato, Japanese television, video game, classical, and choral composer (Requiem Pacis - Requiem of Peace), and conductor, born in Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Lorena Bernal, Argentine Spanish model and actress (Miss Spain 1999), born in San Miguel de Tucum├ín, Argentina

Rami Malek

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


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? 40 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus