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 This day in History - October 12
406 Historic Events for October 12
1932

Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)

Birth
1932

Dusan Makavejev, Belgrade Yugoslavia, director (Man is Not a Bird)

Birth
1932

Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)

Birth
1932

Ned Jarrett, auto racer/announcer (50 Grand National victories)

Birth
1933

Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

Event
1933

John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail

Event
1933

Broos van Erp, Dutch MP (VVD)

Birth
1935

Luciano Pavarotti, Modena Italy, operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors)

Birth
1935

Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in NYC

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1935

Sam Moore, Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam and Dave-Soul Sister)

Birth
1936

B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies

Death
1936

Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, MSG)

Birth
1938

Hugh Massie, cricketer (9 Tests for Australia 1881-85, capt), dies

Death
1940

Hitler begins operation-Seel”we (invasion of England)

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1940

Tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60

Death
1941

Russian govt moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow

Event
1941

Craig A Washington, (Rep-D-Texas)

Birth
1942

Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, rocker (Temptations)

Birth
1942

Daliah Lavi, Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royalle, Lord Jim)

Birth
1942

Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division

Event
1942

US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

Event
1943

US bombs Rabaul, New Britain

Event
1944

German army retreats from Athens

Event
1945

Jesse James Payne, lynched in Madison County Florida

Death
1946

Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)

Birth