On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1999

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

BattleCoup d'état

Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner, dies at 80

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

1999 Highlights

About October 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra