May 12, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
  • US Football League forms

Deaths in History

  • Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66