On This Day

October 12, 1999 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Deaths in Sport

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