On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st time 5 people in space
  • KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
  • KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
  • Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Peek, Australian field hockey halfback and midfielder (Olympics gold 2000), born in Australia
  • Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • David Collins, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Thousand Oaks, California
  • José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • Martie Maguire, American musician (Dixie Chicks), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1994), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Terry Ray, American NFL strong safety (NE Patriots), born in Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57