What Happened on May 23, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"

Music History

American rock singer-songwriter Tom Petty files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

  • West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Ivo Kahánek, Czech concert pianist, born in Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
  • Josh Cooley, American animator, screenwriter (Inside Out), and Academy Award-winning director (Toy Story 4), born in Berkeley, California
  • Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF Trucks), dies at 79

About May 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • UK #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie