On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Comedy sketch show "Not the Nine O'Clock News" debuts starring Rowan Atkinson, Chris Langham, Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith on BBC 2

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • First global telenovela Mexican "Los ricos tambiĆ©n lloran" (The Rich Also Cry) premieres, second foreign series to be screened in the Soviet Union

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (Lillelord), dies at 77
1979 Highlights

About October 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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