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

Person of interestJohn Denver

John Denver, American country music star (Country Boy), dies in a plane crash at 53

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

1997 Highlights

About October 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra