On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

Bob Dylan appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Historic Event

John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

  • John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • John Krasinski, American actor, director and producer (The Office, A Quiet Place), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nargis Fakhri, American actress (Rockstar), born in New York City
  • Paul Ifill, English footballer, born in Brighton, England
  • Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player and coach, born in Limerick, Ireland
1979 Highlights

About October 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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