On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Kyle Shanahan, American NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers 2017-20), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Michael Owen, English footballer, 1996-2013 (Liverpool; New Castle United; and 3 other teams), sports commentator, and racehorse breeder, born in Chester, England
  • Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, Indian cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies at 56
1979 Highlights

About December 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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