On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Abs Love [Richard Abidin Breen], English singer (Five), born in London
  • Andy O'Brien, English footballer (Republic of Ireland), born in Harrogate, England
  • Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, born in Amasra, Turkey (d. 2007)
  • Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, silver 2012, bronze 2004, 12), born in Borne, Netherlands
  • Matthew Bode, Australian rules football player (Adelaide Football Club)

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Barnett, Australian cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies at 71
  • Lowell George, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34