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
  • NFL New England Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley suffers a spinal cord injury leaving him with incomplete quadriplegia from a hit by Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum, in a pre-season exhibition game
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (4 Olympic Gold medals for Canada), born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
Born in 1978

About August 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Three Times A Lady - Commodores
  • UK #1 Song: You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John