What Happened on August 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed

Film release premierFilm Premier

Monty Python's "Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese premieres

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Monty Python's "Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese premieres

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Famous Birthdays

  • Antwaan Randle El, American football player
  • Marcus Patric, British actor

Famous Deaths

  • Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67