What Happened on April 16, 1979

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women's champion in 2:35:15

  • Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
  • Sam Shepard receives Pulitzer Prize for "Buried Child"
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sean Costello, American blues guitarist and singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer, born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
Born in 1979

About April 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel