On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1999

Historical Events

  • Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.

Famous Deaths

  • Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), dies at 82
  • Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
1999 Highlights

About May 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus