What Happened on October 12, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight
  • Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party
  • MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Lane, American television personality

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82