On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
  • "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

  • "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
  • "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
  • "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
  • "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
  • "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
  • Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
  • Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
  • John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival
  • LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player, born in Tucson, Arizona

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Isabella Rossellini (27) weds director Martin Scorsese (36)

Actress Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
1979 Highlights

About September 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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