Singer John Denver dies in plane crash 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 12 1997)


Video: 'John Denver Local News Reports CBS This Morning'

(Sunday, October 12, 1997, 5:28 p.m. PDT)John Denver, the singer and songwriter who was the voice of wholesome sincerity and simple country pleasures in the 1970’s, died this afternoon when the Long-EZ aircraft he was piloting ran out of fuel and crashed just off the coast at Pacific Grove, California. He was 53.

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