What Happened on July 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

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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  • 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