On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1982

Historical Events

  • FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Li├Ęge of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
  • US Football League forms

Famous Deaths

  • Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
1982 Highlights

About May 12, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus