Sunday, May 12, 2013


What was happening on this day in modern history? Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 12th....

1907 - Katharine Hepburn, Hartford CT, actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond) is born.

1908 - George Bernard Shaws' "Getting Married," premieres in London.
1908 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.
1915 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001) is born.
1924 - 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind.
1925 - Yogi Berra, Baseball player, manager, is born.
1926 - Airship Norge, flown by Umberto Nobile, is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole.

1928 - Benito Mussolini ends woman's rights in Italy.
1928 - Opium laws enforced.
1928 - Burt Bacharach, KC Mo, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again) is born.
1932 - Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell NJ.
1934 - "Cocktails For Two," by Duke Ellington hits #1.
1937 - Coronation of King George VI of Britain at Westminster Abbey.

1937 - George Carlin, Bronx, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash) is born.

George Carlin on West 121st Street as a child
Listen to George Carlin's album, Class Clown, below....

1938 - Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
1940 - Nazi blitz conquest of France began by crossing Muese River.
1942 - 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz.
1942 - Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River.
1943 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in US.
1943 - German troops in Tunisia North Africa surrender.
1944 - 900+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Zwikau, Bohlen & Brux.
1955 - Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0).
1958 - "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Dont's hits #40.

1960 - Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special.
1962 - Emilio Estevez, NYC, actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks) is born.
1963 - Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show".
1965 - "Satisfaction" is recorded by The Rolling Stones.
1968 - Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, is born.
1969 - Kim Fields Freeman, LA California, actress (Tootie-Facts of Life) is born.
1972 - Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1975 - US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces.
1977 - 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London).
1978 - Commerce Dept says hurricane names will no longer be only female.
1978 - Jason Biggs, actor, (American Pie) is born.
1980 - 1st nonstop crossing of US via balloon (Maxie Anderson & son Chris).
1981 - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 perfs.
1982 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich).
1982 - The final episode of "The Incredible Hulk" airs.

1983 - Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA.
1986 - President Reagan appoints Dr James C Fletcher NASA Administrator.
1986 - Fred Markham (US), unpaced & unaided by wind, is 1st to pedal 65 mph on a level course, Big Sand Flat, Calif.
1987 - The final episode of "Hill Street Blues" airs.
1989 - Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired.
1990 - 3rd time Saturday Night Live uses time delay (Andrew Dice Clay hosts).
1992 - Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59.

1993 - Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS.
1993 - Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II.
1993 - The final episode of "The Wonder Years" airs on ABC.
1996 - "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 perfs.
1999 - The final episode of "The Nanny" was airs by CBS.
2001 - Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912) dies.

2003 - Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute with Republicans.
2012 - The discovery of a missing Mayan calender piece disproves 2012 Armageddon.


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