What Happened on January 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
  • NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0
  • Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

Famous Birthdays

  • Bipasha Basu, Indian model
  • Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
  • Ryan Tedder, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70