What Happened on April 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)
  • Jaime King, American actress
  • Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)
  • Yana Gupta, Indian actress & model

Famous Deaths

  • Blair Peach, New Zealand-born anti-fascist (b. 1946)