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

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Blue Adams, American Football Player, born in Miami, Florida
  • Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player, born in Liepāja, Latvia
  • Paul Robinson, English football player (Tottenham), born in Beverley, England
1979 Highlights

About October 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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