On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 12th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal

Famous Birthdays

  • Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh actress (Foyle's War), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana