What Happened on June 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
  • Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
  • Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
  • Sanista occupies parts of Managua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Clark, American football player
  • Wil Horneff, actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot), born in Englewood, New Jersey