On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1979

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Josu Sarriegi, Spanish football player, born in Lazkao, Spain
  • Spider Loc [Curtis Williams], American rapper (G-Unit), and actor, born in Compton, California
  • Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast, born in Belgorod, Russia
  • Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
1979 Highlights

About January 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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