On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1979

Historical Events

  • American singer Vikki Carr (39) weds businessman Michael Nilsson
  • India premier Charan Singh resigns
  • The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Sullivan, American baseball player (Colorado Rockies), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
1979 Highlights

About August 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 4 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