What Happened on September 12, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody from his injuries after being beaten and tortured by police

Famous Birthdays

  • David Thompson, English footballer
  • Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host
  • Idan Raichel, Israeli musician
  • James Louis McCartney, son of Paul & Linda McCartney
  • Jeff Irwin, American musician
  • Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • Steven Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in police custody at 30