On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st Ariane rocket launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Hero, American professional wrestler, born in Dayton, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
  • Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
1979 Highlights

About December 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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