What Happened on September 12, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro visits Addis Abba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television starring Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny Devito



Famous Birthdays

  • Ben McKenzie, American actor (Gotham), born in Austin, Texas
  • Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress, born in Sassari, Italy
  • Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine), born in Bridgend, South Wales
  • Ruben Studdard, American singer (American Idol, I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Ferguson, American character actor (Gus Broeberg-My Friend Flicka, Eli Carson-Peyton Place), dies of cancer at 78