On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Stahlman, American rower and coach
  • Monder Rizki, Belgian athlete, born in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Diefenbaker

John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1957-63), dies at 83

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

1979 Highlights

About August 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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