On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
  • Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

Sports History

Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers


Famous Birthdays

  • Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player

Famous Weddings

Rosanne Cash

American country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds American singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
1979 Highlights

About April 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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