What Happened on December 12, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.

Famous Deaths

  • Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)