On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 205th & final episode of "All in the Family"; followed by "Archie Bunker's Place" for 4 seasons
  • People's Republic of China joins IOC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut), born in Espoo, Finland (d. 2021)
  • David Petruschin, American drag queen (Raven) and make-up artist, born in Victorville, California
  • Jeremy Guthrie, American MLB baseball pitcher, 2004-17 (Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, and 3 other teams), born in Roseburg, Oregon
1979 Highlights

About April 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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