What Happened on March 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Famous Birthdays

  • Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96)
  • Masuimi Max, American model
  • Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)

Famous Deaths

  • John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), dies at 84
  • Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies