On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
  • -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Music awardsMusic Awards

14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, born in Murmansk, Russia (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1979 Highlights

About May 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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