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
Born in 1979
1979 Highlights

About December 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
  • UK #1 Song: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd