What Happened on March 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances

Sports History

10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts

Cricket History

1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes

  • Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor (Murder, Zeher), born in Pulgaon, Maharashtra
  • Graeme Swann, English cricket spin bowler (60 Tests, 255 wickets, BB 6/65; 79 ODIs; 39 T20I; Northamptonshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Northampton, England
  • Lake Bell, American actress
  • Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53

About March 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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