On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1979

Historical Events

  • 133rd Grand National: Maurice Barnes victorious aboard Rubstic; first Scottish-trained horse to win the event
  • 24th Eurovision Song Contest: Gali Atari and Milk and Honey for Israel wins singing "Hallelujah" in Jerusalem
  • Montreal Canadiens beat visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3 to become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 50 (or more) games for 4 straight years
  • The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).

Famous Birthdays

  • Amey Date, Indian playback singer
1979 Highlights

About March 31, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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