What Happened on January 26, 1979

Historical Events

  • "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS
  • Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Sara Rue, American actress, born in New York
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

Nelson RockefellerNelson Rockefeller (1908-1979)

American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 70

About January 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads