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
  • Steve Kornacki, American political journalist, writer and TV presenter (NBC), born in Groton, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • James T. Farrell, American writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 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? 42 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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