What Happened on January 29, 1979

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

US President Jimmy Carter commutes Patty Hearst's 7 year jail sentence to 2 years

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
1979 Highlights

About January 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Le Freak - Chic
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie