On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
  • War between North & South Yemen begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

1979 Highlights

About February 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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