What Happened on February 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US

Famous Birthdays

  • Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
  • Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver
  • Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage