What Happened on August 19, 1979

Historical Events

  • "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1, stays at top for 6 weeks
  • 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 drummer (Relient K), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer, born in Binningen, Switzerland
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll Trio), and songwriter ("It's Late"), dies of a heart attack at 46

About August 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard