On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1979

Historical Events

  • Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Detroit Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson who stays until 1995; includes World Series title 1984 and AL Manager of the Year Award 1984 and 1987

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
  • Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
  • Sanista occupies parts of Managua

Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Clark, American NFL tight end, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Wil Horneff, American actor (Ghost in the Machine, Sandlot), born in Englewood, New Jersey
1979 Highlights

About June 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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