What Happened on February 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
  • 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (143.977 MPH)
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Mini-series "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-202
  • Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
  • Snow falls in Sahara Desert

Famous Birthdays

  • Julia Greville, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)