What Happened on September 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die & $23 million damage
  • Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
  • Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
  • Red Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off Yankee Jim Beattie

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies