What Happened on November 12, 1969

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn expelled from the Soviet Writers Union

Sports History

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
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, Canadian CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Born in 1969

Famous Weddings

Julie Andrews & Blake Edwards

American filmmaker Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

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

About November 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Sugar - The Archies