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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1971

Isaiah Rider, NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers)

Birth
1971

Greg Hansell, Bellflower CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)

Birth
1971

Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army

Event
1971

Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president

Event
1972

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Eve Golf Open

Event
1972

Alisa Castillo, Miss Nevada USA (1996)

Birth
1972

NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons

Event
1973

Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1973

Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57

Death
1973

Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74

Death
1973

Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)

Birth
1973

Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)

Birth
1973

Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77

Death
1974

Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)

Birth
1974

Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated

Death
1974

Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia, Wash

Event
1975

Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam

Event
1976

South African troops leave Angola

Event
1977

Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party

Event
1977

Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel

Event
1977

Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel

Event
1978

Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)

Birth
1978

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic

Event
1978

John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41

Death