What Happened on August 17th, 1979

Day of 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 and starring Graham Chapman and John Cleese premieres

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