What Happened on August 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Burgess, Australian athlete, born in Perth, Australia
  • Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director, born in Fukui, Japan
Born in 1979

Famous Divorces

Peter O'Toole

Actors Peter O'Toole and Sian Phillips divorce after nearly twenty years of marriage

1979 Highlights

About August 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Good Times - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats