On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP
  • 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/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Famous Deaths

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