On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1996

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

LPGA Championship

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

  • Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert William Dean, British air armaments specialist, dies at 84
  • Rob Hall, New Zealand mountaineer, dies on Mt Everest at 35
1996 Highlights

About May 12, 1996

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus