What Happened on April 6, 1979

Historical Events

Sports History

Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper, a 5-3 Orioles victory over the Chicago White Sox

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick MGDL Windsor, son of English prince Michael
Born in 1979

Famous Weddings

Rod Stewart

British singer Rod Stewart (34) weds American model and actress Alana Collins(33); divorce in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • Milton Ager, American composer, dies at 85
1979 Highlights

About April 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor