What Happened on January 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
  • Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100

Famous Birthdays

  • Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
  • Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)