On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1979

Historical Events

  • European Monetary System is established, ECU created
  • Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement

NHL Record

Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Tovar Municipality, Mérida, Venezuela
  • Spanky G [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
1979 Highlights

About March 13, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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