What Happened on January 22, 1979

Historical Events

  • 10,000s UK public sector workers go on strike

Famous Deaths

  • Ali Hassan Salameh [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
1979 Highlights

About January 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads