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

Historic Event

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

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? 42 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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