On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2003

Historical Events

  • Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan
  • The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by Al Qaeda, 26 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Madeleine McCann, English child who mysteriously disappeared on holiday in Spain in 2007, born in Leicester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Richardson, British investment banker and advisor to Margaret Thatcher known as "Mr Privatisation", dies at 78
  • Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
2003 Highlights

About May 12, 2003

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 18 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus