On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1979

Historical Events

  • "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3
  • 104th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
  • Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress
  • Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer

Famous Weddings

Eric Clapton

British guitarist Eric Clapton (34) marries model and George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd (35); divorce in 1989

1979 Highlights

About May 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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