On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1979

Historical Events

  • Christian Turks occupy St Jansbasiliek
  • Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
  • Yusuf Lule becomes premier of Uganda

Famous Birthdays

  • Baron Davis, American basketball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Tony Lundon, Irish pop singer (Liberty X - "Thinking It Over"), TV presenter (Toast), and film maker, born in Galway, Ireland
1979 Highlights

About April 13, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries