On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1979

Historical Events

  • Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
  • John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
  • Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka [From May 2]

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Hyori, South Korean singer

Famous Deaths

  • John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies
  • Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67
1979 Highlights

About May 10, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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