What Happened on February 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Cook, American baseball player
  • Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
  • Tara Tucker, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82