On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1979

Historical Events

  • 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period
  • Japan launches Hakucho X-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)

Famous Birthdays

  • Carly "Carlito" Col√≥n, Puerto Rican professional wrestler, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Person of interestJennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt, American actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five), born in Waco, Texas

  • Jordan Peele, American actor, comedian and director (Fargo, Get Out), born in NYC, New York
  • Lonnie Ford, American football player
  • Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer, born in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe

Famous Deaths

  • Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
  • Ray Whitley, composer, dies
1979 Highlights

About February 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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