What Happened on January 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
  • 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan

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Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff

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264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Lakin, American actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Gabe Jennings, American distance runner
  • Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
  • Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87