On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1979

Historical Events

  • "The Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater in NYC after 1,672 performances
  • Arthur Kopit's "Wings" premieres in NYC

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Pope John Paul II addresses the Third General Conference of Latin American Episcopate in Puebla, Mexico

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder

Famous Deaths

  • Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (The Three Children (Near Clonmel)), dies at 77
1979 Highlights

About January 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius