On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
  • 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Lakin, American actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Gabe Jennings, American distance runner, born in California
  • Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China

Famous Deaths

  • J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
1979 Highlights

About January 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius