On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1979

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Carmichael, American musician and songwriter (Maroon 5), born in Boulder, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Carroll Rosenbloom, American businessman and NFL team owner (Baltimore Colts, LA Rams), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests; first West Indian Test century-maker in England), dies at 68
1979 Highlights

About April 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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