On This Day

May 12

International Nurses Day

1936 The first AA meeting takes place

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases the album Are You Experienced

1972 Exile on Main is released by The Rolling Stones

1974 In 7 games Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee Bucks to win NBA Championship Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy

1986 Top Gun primers Directed By Tony Scott starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer

1989 Andrew Dice Clay host Saturday Night Live

1993 Cheers finally on NBC-TV

1994 Pulp Fiction premieres at Cannes directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Samuel L. Jackson

2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones directed by George Lucas starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, & Samuel L. Jackson

2012 At WWE RAW CM Punk pins Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship

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1842 Robert Baldwin Lawyer, activist, Politicians served as Legislative Assembly Of York, was responsible for the accountability responsible government in Upper Canada. The Baldwin steps that on Davenport rd the lead up to Casa Loma are dedicated to Robert Baldwin.

1873 J.E.H MacDonald Artist born in Toronto, member of the Group of 7

1907 Katharine Hepburn actress, On Golden Pond, The African Queen

1921 Farley McGill Mowat Environmentalist, served in World War II, Author of Never Wolf, has a Star on the Canadian Walk of Fame

1922 Bob “ The Golden Boy '' Goldham was a hockey player who played for The Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wing, & Chicago Black Hawks, 5 x Stanley Cup Champion. As broadcaster he was the play by play for CHCH channel 11 and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada

1925 Yogi Berra baseball great

1938 Paul Huxley artist

1947 Michael Ignatieff politician former Leader of the Liberal Party server as Member of Parliament in Etobicoke Lakeshore

1959 Ving Rhames actor Pulp Fiction

1964 Michael Paul Cathers aka Cheechy Guy comedian

1968 Tony Hawk Skateboarder legend

1976 Kardinal Offishall rapper

1978 Malian Åkerman model actress Watchmen

1980 Romina Arena singer

1981 Erica Campbell model

1997 Rio Sage actress Malibu Surf, & 20 Something.

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