On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • Marcus Hooper, 12, becomes then youngest person to swim English Channel

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), dies of cancer at 65
1979 Highlights

About August 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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