On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1979

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

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

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? 42 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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