On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • France performs nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer (second Mexican to win world titles in 4 weight divisions), born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2018)
  • Shannon Moore, American professional wrestler, born in Cameron, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), accidentally shoots himself at 52
  • Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79
1979 Highlights

About July 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo