Birthdays in History in 1979

  • Jan 1 Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • Jan 3 Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
  • Jan 8 Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
  • Jan 14 John Reuben, American hip hop artist
  • Jan 18 Leo Varadkar, Irish politician, Prime Minister (2017-), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Jan 20 Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
  • Jan 31 Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant
  • Feb 4 Andrei Arlovski, Russian mixed martial artist
  • Feb 28 Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist
  • Mar 4 Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
  • Mar 16 Rashad Moore, National Football League player
  • Apr 1 Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer
  • Apr 6 Frederick MGDL Windsor, son of English prince Michael
  • Apr 8 David Petruschin, American drag queen (Raven) and make-up artist, born in Victorville, California
  • Apr 10 Rachel Corrie, American political activist, born in Olympia, Washington (d. 2003)
  • Apr 14 Randal McCloy, Survivor of the Sago Mine Disaster
  • Apr 24 Laurentia Tan, Singaporean Paralympic equestrienne, born in Singapore
  • May 6 Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
  • May 13 Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
  • May 21 James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
  • May 21 Jamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • May 21 Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter
  • May 24 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter
  • May 25 Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
  • May 29 Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • Jun 1 Markus Persson "Notch", Video game programmer (Mojang, Minecraft), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 19 John Ford, American software engineer
  • Jun 24 Craig Shergold, British internet folklore subject
  • Jun 28 Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright
  • Jun 29 Matthew Bode, Australian Rules football player
  • Jun 30 Travis Minor, National Football League Runningback
  • Jul 1 Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
  • Jul 6 Nicolas Daniel Maricio, Prince of Netherlands
  • Jul 14 Axel Teichmann, German cross-country skier
  • Jul 18 Rick Baxter, American politician
  • Jul 27 Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2018)
  • Jul 30 Diva Zappa, American artist and daughter of Frank, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 8 Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
  • Aug 13 Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
  • Aug 16 Michael Stahlman, American rower and coach
  • Aug 28 Robert Hoyzer, German football referee, born in Berlin
  • Aug 29 Chieu Luu, Canadian journalist
  • Sep 7 Pavol & Peter Hochschorner, Slovak slalom canoists, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 11 Nathan Gale, American murderer (Heavy metal Pantera's concert murder), born in Marysville, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Oct 1 Cameron Bruce, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 5 Jaime Chambers, American television reporter
  • Oct 26 Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
  • Oct 29 Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan politician
  • Oct 31 Saaphyri Windsor, American reality TV figure, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 1 Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
  • Nov 3 Beau McDonald, Australian Rules Footballer
  • Nov 16 Tony Frias, American footballer
  • Nov 19 Barry Jenkins, American director and writer (Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 25 Michael Lehan, American National Football League player
  • Nov 26 B.J. Averell, American online tutor and reality television contestant
  • Dec 8 Johan Forssell, Swedish politician
  • Dec 29 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter
  • Dec 29 Ariel Schrag, American Cartoonist