On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1979

Historical Events

  • Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black Prime Minister
  • CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl" role, in which Anderson's title character leaves her North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents' divorce
  • Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Arne Friedrich, German soccer defender, coach (Germany 82 caps, Hertha BSC), born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • Brian Kendrick, American pro wrestler (WWE cruiserweight tag team champion), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)

1979 Highlights

About May 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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