On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2000

Historical Events

Music Concert

Ringo Starr's sixth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Timmy Cappello

  • Tate Modern art gallery opens in the re-designed Bankside Power station by Herzog & de Meuron in London, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Sedona Prince, American basketball player (who highlighted gender inequality in US women's basketball), born in Hemet, California

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Petty, American auto racer (son of Kyle Petty; death leads to NASCAR mandate of steering wheel kill switch), dies in practice session accident at 19
2000 Highlights

About May 12, 2000

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maria Maria - Santana Featuring The Product G&B
  • UK #1 Song: Oops!... I Did It Again - Britney Spears