On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1980

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
1980 Highlights

About March 12, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces