What Happened on January 13, 1979

Historical Events

  • Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
  • YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill Wagner, American Actor
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Donny Hathaway, American gospel and soul singer-songwriter, and keyboardist ("The Ghetto"; "Where is the Love?"), commits suicide at 33
  • Marjorie Lawrence, Australian operatic soprano who specialized in Wagnerian roles, dies of heart failure at 71

About January 13, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 20 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