On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances
  • California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
  • Somali adopts constitution

Television Premiere

TV series "Hart to Hart" starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers premieres in the US on ABC


Famous Birthdays

  • Marlon Harewood, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), dies at 67
1979 Highlights

About August 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard