On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85
  • Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67