What Happened on January 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Lynn Bousman, American film director, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler, born in Waterford, Ireland
  • Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, dies at 94
  • Jack Soo [Goro Suzuki], Japanese-American actor (Flower Drum Song, Barney Miller), dies of esophageal cancer at 61
1979 Highlights

About January 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Y.M.C.A. - Village People