On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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