What Happened on March 19, 1979

Historical Events

  • US House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN

Famous Birthdays

  • Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
  • Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player
  • Hee-Seop Choi, Korean baseball player
  • Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor on radio (Green Hornet), and early television (Captain Video), dies of heart failure at 66
  • Richard Beckinsale, English actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
1979 Highlights

About March 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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