On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1979

Famous Birthdays

Drew Brees

Drew Brees, 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 & taichi champ, born in Taiwan
  • Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer, born in Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Young Dro [D'Juan Hart], American rapper (Shoulder Lean), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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? 43 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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