February 9, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
  • New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
  • Nigeria amends constitution
  • UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal

Birthdays in History

  • David Gray, English snooker player

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British engineer and physicist (invented holography, Nobel Prize 1971), dies at 79

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor