What Happened on October 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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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

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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