On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1976

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Zedong as chairman of Communist Party
  • MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Lane, American television personality and ballet dancer, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82