On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1979

Historical Events

  • Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
  • US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Saaphyri Windsor, American reality TV figure, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila Real, Portugal
1979 Highlights

About October 31, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Pop Muzik - M
  • UK #1 Song: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell