On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy

Music History

Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Gillies, Australian drummer (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
1979 Highlights

About October 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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