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

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 (Revenge, Captain America films), born in Port Perry, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85
  • Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
1986 Highlights

About May 12, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus