What Happened on October 12, 1979

Historical Events

NBA Record

Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scores first 3-point basket in NBA history in 1st quarter of 114-106 win v Houston at Boston Garden; game also marks debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird

Sports History

Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102

  • The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in Guam, in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip
  • Typhoon Tip becomes the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded with peak sustained winds of 305km/h (190mph) and a wind diameter of 2,220km (1,380mi)
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory), born in Englewood, New Jersey
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies from natural causes at 82

About October 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police