On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1979

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Famous Birthdays

  • Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
1979 Highlights

About January 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn