On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Ireton, Cast member of MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
  • Damien Duff, Irish soccer winger (100 caps, Republic of Ireland; Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Christy Ring, Irish hurler (Cork 65 games, scoring tally [33-208], 8 x All-Ireland medals), dies at 58
  • Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
  • Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75
1979 Highlights

About March 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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