What Happened on January 15, 1979

Famous Birthdays

Drew Brees (44 years old)

American football quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2009, New Orleans Saints; 13 x Pro Bowl; 7 × NFL passing yards leader), born in Austin, Texas

  • Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and tai-chi champion, born in Taiwan
  • Martin Petrov, Bulgarian soccer winger (90 caps; Servette, VfL Wolfsburg, Atlético Madrid, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers), born in Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Young Dro [D'Juan Hart], American rapper (Shoulder Lean), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Euphemia Giannini Gregory, Italian-American opera singer and educator (Curtis Institute), dies at 83
1979 Highlights

About January 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Y.M.C.A. - Village People