On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
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? 41 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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