What Happened on May 11, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Erin Lang, Canadian alternative rock musician (Feral & Stray; The Tail Lights), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Hutton 'poor little rich girl', American heiress (Woolworth fortune), dies at 66
  • Joan Chandler, American actress, dies at 55
  • Lester Flatt, American bluegrass guitarist (Flatt & Scruggs - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"; "Ballad of Jed Clampett"), dies at 64
1979 Highlights

About May 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • UK #1 Song: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel