What Happened on October 12, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st time 5 people in space simultaneously (Soyez 6 & Soyez 7)
  • KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KAPN
  • KHOF (now KAGL) TV channel 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins
  • Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Peek, Australian field hockey halfback and midfielder (Olympics gold 2000), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (British Columbia Lions), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • José Valentín, MLB infielder, 1992-2007 (Milwaukee Brewers, and 3 other teams), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • Martie Maguire, American country fiddler, songwriter, and vocalist (The Chicks, formerly known as Dixie Chicks; Court Yard Hounds), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Terry Ray, American NFL & CFL football strong safety; NFL, 1992-2004 (New England Patriots, Edmonton Eskimos, and 3 other teams), born in Belgium
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French abstract painter and guiatrist, dies at 69

Sonja Henie (1912-1969)

Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57


About October 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
  • UK #1 Song: I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Bobby Gentry