On This Day

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

MurderMurder of Interest

Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious

Famous Birthdays

  • Suranne Jones, British actress
1979 Highlights

About January 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 15 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