On This Day

March 12, 1978 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)

Speed Skater Eric Heiden
Speed Skater
Eric Heiden

Birthdays in Sport

  • Casey Mears, American auto racer
  • Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skater (US Singles C'ship 1914, 20-24; Pairs C'ship 1920-27; Olympic bronze 1920), dies at 84
1978 in Sport