On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
  • President of Pakistan, Zia-ul-Haq, confers Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.

Famous Birthdays

  • Garrett Atkins, American baseball player, born in Orange, California
  • Nate Clements, American football player, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist, born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
1979 Highlights

About December 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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