On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1986

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

President Reagan appoints Dr James C. Fletcher NASA Administrator

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress (Revenge, Captain America films), born in Port Perry, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Bergner, Austrian British stage actress, dies at 85
  • Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
1986 Highlights

About May 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus