On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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