On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Manager Earl Weaver
MLB Manager
Earl Weaver

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick MGDL Windsor, son of English prince Michael

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

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? 42 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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