On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 11 'loyalists' known as the "Shankill Butchers" are sentenced to life in prison for 19 murders; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • 29th Berlin International Film Festival: "David" wins the Golden Bear
1979 Highlights

About February 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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