On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
  • Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • Military coup in El Salvador: President Carlos Romero flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier

Famous Birthdays

  • Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • Mahana Ka'ahumanu Walters, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (3rd-1997)
  • Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • Paul Robinson, English football player
1979 Highlights

About October 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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