On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1979

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sara Rue, American actress, born in New York

Famous Deaths

Nelson Rockefeller

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

1979 Highlights

About January 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

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