What Happened on August 17th, 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 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