On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1979

Historical Events

  • FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Ferrante, American actor (Owen-Swan's Crossing), born in Armonk, New York

Famous Deaths

  • A. Philip Randolph, American labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union) dies at 90
1979 Highlights

About May 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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