What Happened on October 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristanna Loken, American actress
  • Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler
  • [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

Famous Deaths

  • June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68