On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances

Sport awardLPGA Championship

LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: England's Laura Davies wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Julie Piers

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84
  • Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35