What Happened on October 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
  • Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London

Famous Deaths

  • Franco, [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
  • Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer