What happened this day in history May 12, 1968

What are the important events that happened on May 12, 1968? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 12, 1968: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 12, 1968 is the 133rd day of the year 1968 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 29, 1968 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $4,848.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 12, 1968 Historical Events

  • 1968
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral.

Who were born on May 12, 1968?

  • 1968
    Catherine Tate, British comedian
  • 1968
    Mark Clark, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Scott Schwartz, American actor
  • 1968
    Tony Hawk, American skateboarder

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