On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1979

Historical Events

  • "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner

Famous Deaths

  • Jody Gilbert, American actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies at 62
1979 Highlights

About February 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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