What Happened on August 21, 1979

Historical Events

  • Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
  • Russian Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC; joins the American Ballet Theatre, and works as a film actor

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Whitney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer ("Milkshake"), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, dies at 68

About August 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 5 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