On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1979

Historical Events

  • NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Madison, American model, born in Astoria, Oregon
  • Kenny Miller, Scottish football player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Summer Altice, American model and actress, born in Fountain Valley, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Stevie Ray Vaughan (25) weds Lenora "Lenny" Bailey (div. 1988)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Famous Deaths

  • Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector, dies at 81
1979 Highlights

About December 23, 1979

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

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