On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Jupiter's satellite Io
  • China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
  • Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
  • Tom Chaplin, British rock singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (Keane), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England
1979 Highlights

About March 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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