On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1979

Historical Events

  • J. R. Richard of the Houston Astros pitches a complete game but sets a MLB record by throwing 6 wild pitches in 2-1 win over the LA Dodgers at the Astrodome
  • Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.
  • Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Rachel Corrie, American political activist, born in Olympia, Washington (d. 2003)
  • Shemekia Copeland, American blues singer (Turn the Heat Up!), born in Harlem, New York
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer ("Read My Lips"), born in London
  • Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, Dutch actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), dies from a coronary thrombosis at 67
1979 Highlights

About April 10, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries