May 12, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.

Deaths in History

  • Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84