What Happened on February 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
  • Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds president Boumedienne in Algeria
  • Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur

Famous Birthdays

  • Cerina Vincent, American actress (Stuck In The Middle), and author (Hot Chick books), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Daniel Bierofka, German football player and coach, born in Munich, West Germany
  • Jon Leicester, American baseball player
  • Nicola Campedelli, Italian football coach, born in Cesena, Italy
  • Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni journalist, Nobel Peace Prize winner (2011), and human rights activist, born in Taiz Governorate, North Yemen (now Yemen Arab Republic)

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert "Peanuts" Holland, American swing jazz trumpeter, dies at 68
  • Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns
  • Warren Giles, American Baseball HOF executive (President National League 1951-69; GM Cincinnati Reds 1937–51), dies at 82
1979 Highlights

About February 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie