What Happened on August 15, 1979

Historical Events

Film 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

  • Ailyn Perez, American operatic soprano, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
Born in 1979

About August 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

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