What Happened on June 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
  • Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time
  • Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome

Famous Deaths

  • Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)