What Happened on September 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • CompuServe begins offering a dial-up online information service to consumers, marketed as MicroNET [1]
  • Ghana adopts constitution

Sports History

Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

  • Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer (Liverpool), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • Justin Bruening, American actor (All My Children), born in St. Helena, Nebraska
  • Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian (The Tonight Show), born in Mount Vernon, Washington
Born in 1979

About September 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police