What Happened on December 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaimee Foxworth, American actress (Family Matters, 1989-93 - "Judy"), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • Matt Murley, American ice hockey player
  • Ryan Key, American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1979 Highlights

About December 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd