On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1979

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
  • Record blizzard strikes the US midwest killing over 100

Famous Birthdays

  • Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer, born in Szczecin, Poland
  • Jenny Schmidgall, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1979 Highlights

About January 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn