On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
  • 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