On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1979

Historical Events

  • Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Schrag, American cartoonist, born in Berkeley, California
  • Diego Luna, Mexican actor, born in Toluca, Mexico
  • Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter, born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Branimir Saka─Ź, Croatian composer (Matrix Symphony), dies at 61
1979 Highlights

About December 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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