What Happened on June 29, 1979

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, Irish soccer defender (26 caps, Republic of Ireland; Newcastle United), born in Harrogate, England
  • Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/"Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), 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)
Born in 1979

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
1979 Highlights

About June 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army