On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician (1st openly gay boyband member), born in Hertfordshire
  • Ashley Williams, American actress, born in Westchester County, New York
  • Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Swanson, American composer known for his settings of poems of Langston Hughes, dies at 71
1978 Highlights

About November 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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