On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dallas running back Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 5 players and 6 future draft picks including future stars Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith and Darren Woodson

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London

Famous Deaths

  • Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), dies from AIDS at 51
  • Franco [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
  • Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends, Bullwinkle), dies of kidney cancer at 69
1989 Highlights

About October 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra