What Happened on January 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • John N Mitchell (former US Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter announces he is awarding Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to anthropologist Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
  • Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
  • Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies