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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

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

About August 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 1 day
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