What Happened on August 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach

Famous Birthdays

  • Alizah Allen, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in New York City
  • Jessica Gregory, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • Raymond Washington, founder of Los Angeles, California gang, the Crips
  • Walter O'Malley, CEO (Dodgers), dies at 75