On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
  • 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