On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • Soyuz 33 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

Claire Danes

Claire Danes, American actress (Angela-My So Called Life, Romeo & Juliet), born in NYC, New York

  • Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast (Olympic 1996), born in Yaroslavl, Russia
  • Jennifer Morrison, American actress (Once Upon a Time, House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jordan De Jong, American baseball player, born in Orange City, Iowa
  • Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Paul Nicholls, English actor (EastEnders), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Pernell Charity, American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies at 58
1979 Highlights

About April 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries