On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1979

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Wings release "Goodnight Tonight"

Famous Birthdays

  • Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player
  • Mark Buehrle, American baseball player
  • Misty Hyman, American swimmer
  • Natalya Baranovskaya, Olympic swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
  • Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
1979 Highlights

About March 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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