On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1979

Historical Events

  • Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
  • NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: NFC beats AFC, 13-7; MVP: Ahmad Rashād, Minnesota Vikings, WR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Keegan, American actor (Step by Step, Party of Five), born in Los Angeles, California
  • April Scott, American actress & model, born in Campbell, Missouri
  • Christina Koch, American NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-12), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player, born in Qingdao, China
1979 Highlights

About January 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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