On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrick Delmore, African-American figure skater (1996 Grand Prix champ), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Evren Genis, Turkish composer, born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Louis, Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum")
  • Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian actress, born in Iaşi, Romania

Famous Deaths

  • Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
  • Fay Compton, actress (Othello), dies at 74
1978 Highlights

About December 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius