What Happened on October 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jaime Chambers, American television reporter
  • Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player
  • Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies