On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1979

Historical Events

Baseball Record

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

  • 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? 42 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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