On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1969

Historical Events

  • Decathlon Bill Toomey achieves world record-score of 8417 points
  • Offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed, killing 14

Famous Birthdays

  • Courtney Hawkins, American NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Doug Terry, American NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • Frank Dikstaal, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Velsen, Netherlands
  • Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Cobden, Victoria
  • Kris Wirtz, Canadian ice pairs skater (1994 Skate Canada), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Sophie Kinsella, English author (Confessions of a Shopaholic), born in London, United Kingdom
1969 Highlights

About December 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius