What Happened on February 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk

Famous Birthdays

  • Emma Louise DeSilets, Miss Washington Teen USA (1997)
  • Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
  • Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
  • William Gargan, actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73