On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1979

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabe Gross, American baseball player
1979 Highlights

About October 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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