What Happened on May 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
  • Martin Sherman's "Bent" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Mack, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76