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 This day in History - May 12
436 Historic Events for May 12
1950

Shozo Fujii, judoka

Birth
1950

Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar," premieres in Paris

Event
1950

Billy Squier, Mass, heavy metal guitarist (Don't Say No)

Birth
1950

Bruce Boxleitner, Elgin Ill, actor (Scarecrow and Mrs King, Babylon 5)

Birth
1950

Jocko Marcellino, rocker (Sha Na Na)

Birth
1951

1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll

Event
1951

Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80

Death
1951

Gunnar Larrson, Sweden, 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1951

Kid Creole, [August Darnell], rocker/actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear)

Birth
1952

Charlton Playground named in Bronx

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1953

KUHT TV channel 8 in Houston, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1955

Chicago Cub Sam Jones is 1st black to pitch no-hitter (Pirates, 4-0)

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1955

Kix Brooks, Shreveport La, singer (Brooks and Dunn-Brand New Man)

Birth
1956

Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0

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1956

East Pakistan struck by cyclone and tidal waves

Event
1956

Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87

Death
1956

Louis Calhern, dies at 61

Death
1956

Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65

Death
1957

Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71

Death
1957

Lou[is Rodman] Whitaker, 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1957

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open

Event
1958

Beth Maitland, actress (Traci-Young and Restless)

Birth
1958

Kim Greist, Stamford CT, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter)

Birth
1958

"Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo and The Dont's hits #40

Event
1958

Christian Brando, son of Marlon/killed sisters boyfriend

Birth