On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v East Africa & Singapore v Argentina)

Famous Birthdays

  • Maggie Q [Margaret Quigley], American actress (Mission Impossible III, Nikita), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nadia Khan, TV Presenter
1979 Highlights

About May 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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