On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Frank Peterson Jr named 1st black general in Marine Corps

Album Release

George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album, featuring the single "Blow Away"


Famous Birthdays

  • D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician, dies at 78
1979 Highlights

About February 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 3 months and 3 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