What Happened on January 2, 1979

Historical Events

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: unseeded Australian Christine O'Neil wins her first and only Grand Slam event; beats American Betsy Nagelsen 6-3, 7-6

Murder of Interest

British punk rocker Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jagmeet Singh, Canadian politician and leader of the New Democratic Party (2017-), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Suranne Jones, British actress
Born in 1979

About January 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Y.M.C.A. - Village People