On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1979

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players

  • 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? 43 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie