What Happened on October 5, 1979

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Canada
  • Jaime Chambers, American television reporter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player, born in Dandenong, Australia
  • Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Smith, self-proclaimed oldest American (137 year), dies; post-mortem research posits age 100 or 105
  • Ken Strong, American College/Pro Football HOF fullback/halfback (NYU; NFL C'ship 1934 NY Giants; 4 × First-team All-Pro), dies from a heart attack at 73
1979 Highlights

About October 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sad Eyes - Robert John
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police