On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footing goalkeeper, born in Vinces, Ecuador
  • Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Mika Waltari, Finnish novelist (Egyptian), dies at 70
1979 Highlights

About August 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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