On This Day

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, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer ("Milkshake"), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, dies at 68
1979 Highlights

About August 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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