On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1978

Historical Events

World Record

Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • Claudio Sanchez, American rock singer, guitarist, and lyricist (Coheed and Cambria), born in Suffern, New York
  • Cristina Teuscher, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Masuimi Max, American model
  • Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skater (US Singles C'ship 1914, 20-24; Pairs C'ship 1920-27; Olympic bronze 1920), dies at 84
  • Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
1978 Highlights

About March 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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