What Happened on January 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
  • Record blizzard strikes the US midwest killing over 100
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Jean Shrimpton

English model Jean Shrimpton marries Michael Cox

About January 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Y.M.C.A. - Village People