On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer, born in Bray, County Wicklow

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), dies at 56
1979 Highlights

About January 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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