On This Day

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, 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? 40 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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