What Happened on March 16, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Edison Méndez, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Rashad Moore, National Football League player

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, dies at 90
1979 Highlights

About March 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor