What Happened on January 23, 1979

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

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

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
Born in 1979
1979 Highlights

About January 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 6 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