On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America" at Florence, Oregon

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
  • Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer & producer, born in New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Kenyatta Jones, American football player, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Leo Varadkar, Irish politician (Prime Minister, 2017-), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer, born in Cascais, Portugal

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82