What Happened on August 29, 1979

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Shealy, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Marquet, French actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • Samuel I. Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), dies at 84
1979 Highlights

About August 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 1 month and 7 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