What Happened on October 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup
  • The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner (b. 1919)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA basketball player (5 time MVP), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain