What Happened on January 27, 1979

Historical Events

Golden Globes

36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

  • Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
  • Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Qalander Baba Auliya, Indian Sufi master (Azeemiyya order), dies at about 81
  • Victoria Ocampo, Argentine writer and publisher (Sur magazine), dies at 88
1979 Highlights

About January 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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