What Happened on January 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • John McEnroe wins his first of 3 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles 6–7, 6–3, 7–5 against fellow American Arthur Ashe at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
  • John Reuben, American hip hop artist
  • Karen Elson, British supermodel

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)