May 12

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 12. From 1900 until now. May 12 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Katharine Hepburn (1907), George Carlin (1937) and Madeleine McCann (2003). Several movies were released around May 12 over the years, such as The Pianist in 2002 directed by Roman Polanski and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in 1992 directed by Mansoor Khan.
But much more happened on May 12 over the years: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 12?


  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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  • 2019 Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present): Gunmen burn down a Catholic church during mass and kill six people, including a priest, in Dablo, Burkina Faso. (BBC)
  • 2018 Burundian unrest (2015–present): 26 people are killed in Cibitoke Province, Burundi. The country's security minister attributes the attack on civilians in their houses to an unnamed "terrorist group". (AP via The Los Angeles Times)
  • 2017 Grammy Award-winning band, Paramore, officially releases their fifth album After Laughter
  • 2016 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): Al Qaeda militants kill at least 13 Yemeni government troops near the city of Mukalla. (AFP via Daily Mail)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs


Which were the most popular books released around May 12 over the years?
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Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods

Unintended Consequences

Year: 2013


Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in the sensational thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes—as an attorney for

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

Year: 2004


PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

Our Game by John le Carré

Our Game

Year: 1995


"FURIOUS IN ACTION...TAKES US BY THE NECK ON PAGE ONE AND NEVER LETS GO."--Chicago Sun-TimesWith the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England

The Far Side Of Paradise by Arthur Mizener

The Far Side Of Paradise

Year: 1951


When the original edition of the first full-length biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald appeared, a decade after the writer’s death, in 1951, it was widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water For Chocolate

Year: 1993


Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

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