On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1975

Historical Events

  • American Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon 2:38:19 in the Nike OTC Marathon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-195

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMarion Jones

Marion Jones, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals), born in Los Angeles, California

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • Scott von Der Ahe, American football linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Lancaster, California
1975 Highlights

About October 12, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra