What Happened on October 21, 1979

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon: Bill Rodgers wins 4th straight men's title in 2:11:42; defending champion Grete Waitz of Norway takes out women's event in 2:27:33

  • Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1979 History

About October 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 14 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: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell