On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Butterworth, English actor and comedian, dies at 63
1979 Highlights

About January 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn