What Happened on October 16, 1979

Historical Events

Film & TV History

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

  • First global telenovela Mexican "Los ricos tambiĆ©n lloran" (The Rich Also Cry) premieres, second foreign series to be screened in the Soviet Union
  • Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Theodore Schultz and William Arthur Lewis for economic development research, particularly for developing countries [1]
1979 History

Famous Weddings

Tim Raines

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

Famous Deaths

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

About October 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rise - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles