On this day: October 12

Published On: Oct 11 2012 12:50:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.

OTD October 12 - Kirk Cameron
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1970: Actor Kirk Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the TV sitcom "Growing Pains," is born in Panorama City, California.


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