On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1979

Historical Events


Music RecordingDown With Disco!

"Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers

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Anti-disco baseball fans hold a 'Disco Sucks' sign during Disco Demolition Night in Chicago, 1979
Anti-disco baseball fans hold a 'Disco Sucks' sign during Disco Demolition Night in Chicago, 1979
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  • Ian Paice joins Whitesnake
  • Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • Minnie Ripperton [Andrea Davis], singer (Lovin' You), dies at 30
1979 Highlights

About July 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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