On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Jamal Lewis, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 2000; NFL rushing yards leader 2003; Baltimore Ravens), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • RubĂ©n Pazos, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

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

About August 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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