January 9, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
  • High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
  • Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

Deaths in History

  • Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)