On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1979

Historical Events

  • Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Daughtry, American rock singer, born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper, born in Ufa, Russia
  • Fabi├ín Carini, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Mzbel [Nana Akua Amoah], Ghanaian singer (16 Years, Saucy Girl), born in Accra, Ghana
1979 Highlights

About December 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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