On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • James T Farrell, American writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
1979 Highlights

About August 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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