On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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 [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), dies from AIDS 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? 32 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra