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

Music History

"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

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland


1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player, born in Tucson, Arizona
Born in 1979

Famous Weddings

Isabella Rossellini & Martin Scorsese

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Russian microtonal composer, dies at 86

About September 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 1 day
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