On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1979

Historical Events

  • Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Francisco mayor Moscone
  • National Volksraad installed in Namibia
  • Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: 4 consecutive titles for Montreal Canadiens; beat NY Rangers, 4-1 for a 4 games to 1 series win

Famous Birthdays

  • Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • Gaspard Augé, French musician
  • James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
  • Jamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter

Famous Deaths

  • Blue [Richard Allen] Mitchell, American jazz musician (Riverside, Blue Note), dies of cancer at 79
1979 Highlights

About May 21, 1979

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

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