On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 2016

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Michel Temer, former vice-president, becomes Brazilian interim President after a vote to impeach Dilma Rousseff

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
President of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff

Famous Divorces


Broken heartPerson of Interest

Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper

Famous Deaths

  • Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89), dies at 96
  • Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
2016 Highlights

About May 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus