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

  • Lex Lang, American actor (Power Rangers), born in Hollywood, California

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 and Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete and Drug Cheat
Marion Jones

1975 Highlights

About October 12, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra