On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • 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? 42 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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