On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Bleakley, Northern Irish broadcaster and presenter (BBC, ITV, UKTV), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
  • Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
  • Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • Petra Cada, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Shamita Shetty, Indian actress

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) and broadcaster (ABC), dies of self inflicted gunshot wounds at 48

Person of interestSid Vicious

Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 21

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious

1979 Highlights

About February 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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