What Happened on July 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints

Famous Birthdays

  • Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Famous Deaths

  • D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96