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, Australia, field hockey halfback/midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jose Valentin, Manati Puerto Rico, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Martie Maguire, American musician (Dixie Chicks)
  • Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympic silver 1994)
  • Terry Ray, NFL strong safety (NE Patriots)

Famous Deaths

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