On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1979

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, British composer for film and television (Miracle On 34th Street; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 82
1979 Highlights

About January 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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