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? 41 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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