On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1955

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, born in Tkon, Croatia
  • Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Calling All Angels), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Pat DiNizio, American rock vocalist (The Smithereens), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, dies of a urinary tract infection at 87