What Happened on September 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect
  • Steven Lachs, appointed as California's first openly gay judge
  • The Who opens NYC concerts at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Lohman, American actress
  • Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60