On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1997

Historical Events

Music Single

"It's Your Love" single released by Time McGraw and Faith Hill

  • 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
  • Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
  • Australian Susie Maroney becomes first to swim from Cuba to Florida
  • Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami

Famous Birthdays

  • Frenkie de Jong, Dutch football player (Barcelona), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands
1997 Highlights

About May 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus