On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Tatyana M. Ali, American actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
  • Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
1979 Highlights

About January 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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