What Happened on March 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

  • Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires
  • Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Deaths

  • Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72