What Happened on October 12, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
  • Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock

Famous Birthdays

  • Prince Boris of Bulgaria

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver