What Happened on August 22, 1979

Historical Events

  • 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Quintin Adams, American actor (The People Under the Stairs), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Jennifer Finnigan, Canadian actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Steve Kornacki, American political journalist, writer and TV presenter (NBC), born in Groton, Massachusetts
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • James T. Farrell, American writer (Studs Lonigan trilogy), dies at 75
  • John Lee Granderson, American Chicago-style blues guitarist, dies at 71
1979 Highlights

About August 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 3 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