On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Iranian press censors start massive book burnings

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
  • D.J. Houlton, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst B. Chain, German-British chemist and bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945), dies at 73
1979 Highlights

About August 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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