August 12 in History
1813August 12, 1813:
King George III names Robert Southey as British Poet Laureate. The writer is widely remembered for his work titled “After Blenheim”.
1970August 12, 1970: American songstress, Janis Joplin makes her final concert performance. At the event, which was held in Harvard, the singer performed her rendition of the song titled "Summertime”.
1974August 12, 1974: English rock band Bad Company issues their hit song named "Can't Get Enough". It is off their self-named studio album.
1984August 12, 1984: At a ceremony to mark the end of the summer’s Olympic Games, Lionel Richie sings a special version of his popular song titled "All Night Long (All Night)".
1985August 12, 1985:
Canadian-American singer Neil Young drops his fourteenth album dubbed “Old Ways”. It would go on to become one of his worst commercial projects.
1988August 12, 1988:
Martin Scorsese’s directed Christian film, "Last Temptation of Christ" is issued. It stars actors like Willem Dafoe and Harvey Keitel.
1991August 12, 1991:
American ensemble, Metallica drops their self-named album. The work is otherwise called “The Black Album”.
1997August 12, 1997: American vocal group, Backstreet Boys releases their eponymous maiden album in the United States. The work contains singles like "We've Got It Goin' On" and "All I Have to Give".
2008August 12, 2008:
“A Little Bit Longer”, the 3rd studio album of American band The Jonas Brothers, becomes number one in the United States. It is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
2014August 12, 2014:
Academy award-winning actress, Lauren Bacall dies. American Film Institute named her among their list of greatest female Hollywood stars.