On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers, 34-5
  • NFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams, 28-0
  • Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

Famous Birthdays

  • Bipasha Basu, Indian model, born in New Delhi, India
  • Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress & model, born in San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela
  • Ryan Tedder, American singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • Zbigniew Turski, Polish composer, dies at 70
1979 Highlights

About January 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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