On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

Israeli Politician and General Moshe Dayan
Israeli Politician and General
Moshe Dayan
  • 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
  • Khalil Greene, American baseball player
1979 Highlights

About October 21, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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