On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1979

Historical Events

Hall of fameHall of Fame

NY/SF Giants / New York Mets center fielder Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Birthdays

  • Juan Rinc√≥n, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Larry Hughes, American basketball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland
1979 Highlights

About January 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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