On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • Rhodesian bishop Muzorewa wins general election

Music History

US State of Georgia designates Ray Charles' rendition of "Georgia On My Mind" (written by Hoagy Carmichael) as official state song

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne, born in Singapore

Famous Deaths

  • John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), dies from leukaemia at 72
1979 Highlights

About April 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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