On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club - "Bring It All Back"), born in Romford, England
  • Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer, born in Pohang, South Korea
  • Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
  • Ryan Sharp, Scottish racing driver, born in Newtonhill, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), dies at 72
  • Julia Perry, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.) dies at 55
1979 Highlights

About April 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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