What Happened on September 12, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody from his injuries after being beaten and tortured by police

Famous Birthdays

  • 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • David Thompson, English footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
  • Grant Denyer, Australian television personality and TV Host, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Idan Raichel, Israeli musician, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • Jeff Irwin, American musician, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer, born in Penrith, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • Steven Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in police custody at 30