On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1979

Historical Events

  • CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US

Famous Birthdays

  • Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver, born in San Basilio, Argentina
  • Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer, born in GuimarĂ£es, Portugal
  • Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer & actor, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage


1979 Highlights

About February 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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