On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Valentino Rossi, Italian motorcycle racer

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Allbritton, American actress (The Egg and I, Stage Door, Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
1979 Highlights

About February 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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