On This Day

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

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
1979 Highlights

About October 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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