What Happened on August 10, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Ecuador adopts its 17th constitution, extending citizenship and suffrage to all Ecuadorians over 18
  • Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Joanna Garcia, Cuban actress
  • Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
  • Walther Gerlach, German Physicist (Stern–Gerlach effect) dies at 90