On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1978

Historical Events

  • Arron Marshall completes a record shower of 336 hours
  • China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • International Cometary Explorer (ICE) spacecraft launched - to study solar wind

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
1978 Highlights

About August 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo