On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1979

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Kramer vs Kramer" directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)


Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Devine, American musician
  • Paola Rey, Colombian actress
1979 Highlights

About December 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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