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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket medium pace bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Bengal, Bihar), dies at 56
  • 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? 43 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Babe - Styx
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd