What Happened on August 12, 1969

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Bogside: RUC officers, backed by loyalists, entered the nationalist Bogside in armoured cars and tried to suppress the riot by using CS gas, water cannon and eventually firearms; the almost continuous rioting lasted for two days
  • Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million

Famous Birthdays

  • Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Stuart Williams, West Indian cricketer (31 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128; Leeward Islands, Nevis), born in Charlestown, Nevis
  • Tanita Tikaram, British pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Twist in My Sobriety"), born in M√ľnster, West Germany
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), dies after long illness at 72

About August 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • UK #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones