On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1979

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

Person of interestJason Momoa

Jason Momoa, American actor (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
1979 Highlights

About August 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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