On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1979

Historical Events

  • Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
  • Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
  • Super Bowl XIII, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31; MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
1979 Highlights

About January 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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