On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1979

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Apocalypse Now", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released (Palme d'Or 1979)

  • Andrew Young resigns as US ambassador to the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
1979 Highlights

About August 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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