What Happened on October 12, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Japanese politician Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated with a sword during a televised debate live on TV by 17-year old nationalist Otoya Yamaguchi

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JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bangs his shoe on his desk at UN General Assembly session

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Inejiro Asanuma, Leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61