What Happened on January 3, 1979

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins 3rd Grand Slam title; beats Australian John Marks 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Hilton, American hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels, world's 1st international hotel chain), dies at 91
1979 Highlights

About January 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Y.M.C.A. - Village People