On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1978

Historical Events

Television 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
1978 Highlights

About September 12, 1978

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

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