On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
  • Decathlon Bill Toomey achieves world record-score of 8417 points
  • Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.

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)
  • 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