On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1979

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Hurricane Frederick hits Mobile Alabama; 5 die & $23 million damage
  • Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
  • Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
1979 Highlights

About September 12, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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