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? 23 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • UK #1 Song: I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys