On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Kitty G, [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
  • Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )

Famous Deaths

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