What Happened on February 22, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • St Lucia gains independence from Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Emerton, Australian footballer, born in Bankstown, Australia
  • David Lopez, American actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter), born in Queens, New York
  • Lee Na-young, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Tom Higgenson, American singer-songwriter (Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah"), born in Villa Park, Illinois
1979 Highlights

About February 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie