On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1999

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain, American College / Basketball HOF center (4 x NBA MVP; 13 x All Star; NBA C'ship 1967, 72 [MVP]; Philadelphia/SF Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Lakers), dies of heart failure at 63


1999 Highlights

About October 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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