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May 12th is the 132nd day of the year (133rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 12th
1812 Edward Lear (poet, author, illustrator)
1820 Florence Nightingale (nurse)
1907 Katharine Hepburn (actress)
1918 Julius Rosenberg (Soviet spy)
1924 Tony Hancock (comedian)
1925 Yogi Berra (baseball player)
1928 Burt Bacharach (singer)
1942 Ian Dury (singer, actor)
1944 Chris Patten (British politician, Governor of Hong Kong 1992-1997, Chairman of the BBC Trust)
1945 Alan Ball (soccer player and manager)
1948 Steve Winwood (singer, musician)
1950 Gabriel Byrne (actor)
1959 Ving Rhames (actor)
1962 Emilio Estevez (actor)
1966 Stephen Baldwin (actor)
1968 Tony Hawk (skateboarder, actor)
1968 Catherine Tate (actress, comedian, writer)
1980 Rishi Sunak (British politician)
1983 Domhnall Gleeson (actor)
2003 Madeline McCann (victim of an unexplained disappearance)
May 12th in History
1797 Napoleon conquers Venice.
1881 Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
1926 A nine day General Strike in the UK, ends.
1937 The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey.
1941 Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the first working programmable automatic computer.
1949 USSR lifts its blockade of Berlin.
1949 The Western occupying powers approve the basic law for the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
1955 Allied occupation of Austria formally ends, and the country regains its independence.
2000 Tate Modern opens in London.
2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks hits computers in 150 countries.
May 12th is also
International Nurses Day
Feast of Saint Pancras (Catholicism)
People born on May 12th are Taurus
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