On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Robertson, American ska-punk-rock trombonist (Suburban Legends), born in Orange County, California
  • José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
1979 Highlights

About October 19, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 30 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