What Happened on May 27, 1979

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Polesitter Rick Mears takes lead for the final time with 18 laps to go, to win his first of four Indy 500 races

Event of Interest

Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Connor as a bishop

Famous Birthdays

  • Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
Born in 1979

About May 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie