What Happened on May 12, 1981

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 composer
  • Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress, Miss Spain 1999

Famous Deaths

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