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October 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002A terrorist car bomb detonates near a nightclub in Bali, killing nearly 200 people and injuring hundreds more.
2002Bandleader-composer Ray Conniff dies at age 85 in Escondido, California.
2001Singer Natalie Cole marries Nashville minister Kenneth Dupree.
200017 sailors are killed when terrorists send a bomb-laden raft into the US Naval destroyer USS Cole in Yemen.
1999Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain dies in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest at age 63.

An Evening With John Denver (RCA)
 Singer/guitarist John Denver dies in a plane crash near Monterey Bay, California, at
 age 53.
 (Photo credit: RCA)


1991Film director Steven Spielberg and actress Kate Capshaw are married.
1989Jay Ward, producer of animated TV series including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, and George of the Jungle, dies in Hollywood of kidney cancer at age 69.
1985Ricky Williams, drummer for the party rock band The B-52s, dies of AIDS at age 32.

Richard M. NixonGerald Ford
 US president Richard Nixon (left) announces House minority leader
 Gerald Ford will succeed Spiro T. Agnew as vice president.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1971  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Broadway.
1971  Rocker Gene Vincent (Be Bop A Lula) dies from a ruptured stomach ulcer at age 36.
1968Opening ceremonies take place for the 19th Olympiad in Mexico City.
1964The Soviet Union moves ahead in the space race by launching a three-man space capsule into Earth orbit.
1960USSR Premier Nikita Khruschev gets angry during a United Nations meeting, removes his shoe, and pounds it on his desk to make a point.
1933The San Francisco island of Alcatraz becomes a maximum security federal prison.
1920Construction begins on the Holland Tunnel, linking New York City with Jersey City, New Jersey.
1870Confederate General Robert E. Lee dies in Lexington, VA, at age 63.

Born today:

1970  Kirk Cameron - actor

1968  Adam Rich - actor

1962  Jeff Keith - rock singer (Tesla)

1956  Dave Vanian - singer (The Damned)

1951  Sally Little - golf champ

1950  Ron McNair - astronaut aboard space shuttle Challenger's last mission

1950  Susan Anton - actress

1948  Rick Parfitt - singer, guitarist (Status Quo)

1936  Tony Kubek - baseball player

1935  Joan Rivers - comedienne, TV host

1935  Luciano Pavarotti - opera singer

1935  Samuel Moore - singer (Sam and Dave)

1932  Ned Jarrett - auto racer (50 NASCAR wins)

1932  Dick Gregory - comedian, civil rights leader

1923  Jean Nidetch - Weight Watchers founder

1906  Joe Cronin - baseball player, league executive

1872  Ralph Williams - composer

1860  Elmer Sperry - Sperry-Rand Corporation founder


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