On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 15th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks & Mets tie 1-1
  • 83rd Boston Marathon: American double; Bill Rodgers wins 2nd straight event and 3rd overall title in 2:09:27; Joan Benoit women's champion in 2:35:15
  • Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for "Buried child"

Famous Birthdays

  • Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Sixto Peralta, Argentine footballer, born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina