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

Famous Deaths

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

About December 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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