On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1979

Historical Events

  • 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
  • Paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alenka Kej┼żar, Slovenian swimmer, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • Gordon Shedden, Scottish auto racing driver, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Josh Low, English footballer, born in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Canadian actor (Quarantine), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Bradford, American gospel composer and singer (Your Arms Too Short to Box with God), dies of a stroke at 51
  • Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Tehran, executed
1979 Highlights

About February 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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