What Happened on November 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Ian Bremmer, American political scientist
  • Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
  • Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim
  • Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter
  • Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Famous Deaths

  • Louis van Tulder, tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77