On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn expelled from the Soviet Writers Union

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain Sydie, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in North York, Ontario
  • Ian Bremmer, American political scientist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Famous Deaths

  • Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
1969 Highlights

About November 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio