On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1997

Historical Events

  • Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris, Prince of Bulgaria, born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Weddings

  • "Malcolm X" actress Angela Bassett (39) weds actor Courtney B. Vance (38) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

John Denver

(Henry) John Denver [Deutschendorf], American pop songwriter ("Leaving On A Jet Plane"), country-pop singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Calypso"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), and actor (Oh, God!), dies in a solo plane crash at 53

1997 Highlights

About October 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra