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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1978

Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96)

Birth
1978

Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies

Death
1978

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

Event
1980

NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin

Event
1980

Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago

Event
1981

Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, VA

Event
1981

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC

Event
1981

Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station

Event
1982

PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

Event
1982

Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90

Death
1982

1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands

Event
1983

Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)

Event
1983

Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85

Death
1984

Coal Miners' strike ended

Event
1984

National Union of Mine Workers in England begin a 51 week strike

Event
1984

Arnold Riley, playwright/actor, dies at 88

Death
1984

British ice dancing team, Torvill and Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships

Event
1985

Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85

Death
1985

Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

Event
1986

Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Event
1986

210.25 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

Event
1987

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North

Event
1987

David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

Event
1987

Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)

Event
1987

"Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ perfs

Event