On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

  • 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 road racer (MotoGP World C'ship 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08, 09; 250cc World C'ship 1999; 125cc World C'ship 1997), born in Urbino, Italy

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? 42 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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