What Happened on July 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
  • Ian Paice joins Whitesnake
  • Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69
  • Minnie Ripperton, [Andrea Davis], singer (Lovin' You), dies at 30