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 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 56
1979 Highlights

About January 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 24 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