On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many familles in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Tony Jacklin wins the first of his 2 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles of New Zealand; first Briton to win The Open since 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
  • Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)