On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost pct .636) returns to New York, replacing Billy Martin

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aki Hakala, Finnish rock drummer (The Rasmus), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Martin ┼ákoula, Czech ice hockey player
1979 Highlights

About October 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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