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
  • Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television

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