On This Day

October 12, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Alison Peek, Australian field hockey halfback and midfielder (Olympics gold 2000), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (British Columbia Lions), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • José Valentín, MLB infielder, 1992-2007 (Milwaukee Brewers, and 3 other teams), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • Terry Ray, American NFL & CFL football strong safety; NFL, 1992-2004 (New England Patriots, Edmonton Eskimos, and 3 other teams), born in Belgium

Deaths in Sport

Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57

Figure Skater and Actress Sonja Henie
Figure Skater and Actress
Sonja Henie
1969 in Sport