On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 Highlights

About January 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 25 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