On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit