On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
  • DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-207

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Karekezi. Rwandan film director (The Mercy of the Jungle), born in Rubavu, Rwanda

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), dies of a stroke at 62
  • Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47