On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1978

Historical Events

  • US Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only female

Famous Birthdays

  • Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer (formerly Morning Musume), born in Sopporo, Japan
  • Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter and politician, born in Ardabil, Iran
  • Jason Biggs, American actor (American Pie), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • Josh Phelps, American baseball player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Wilfred [Le Bouthillier], Acadian singer, born in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
1978 Highlights

About May 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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