On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)
  • Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin return to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Douglas, American musician (Relient K)
  • Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll trio), dies at 46