On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1979

Historical Events

AgreementContract of Interest

Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Jenkins, American director and writer (Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight), born in Miami, Florida
  • John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • Keith Buckley, American punk rock singer (Every Time I Die), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Larry Johnson, American football player
  • Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • Ryan Howard, American baseball player
1979 Highlights

About November 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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