On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military
  • Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Chatman, NFL wide receiver and punt returner, born in Jackson, Alabama
  • Jesse Spencer, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Matt Mauck, NFL player, born in Jasper, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Renoir, French film director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) and actor (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
1979 Highlights

About February 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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