On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1979

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

51st Academy Awards: "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Jon Voight

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Keith Nobbs, American actor (Phone Booth), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam, American actress (Rudy-Crosby), born in Newark, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), dies at 71
1979 Highlights

About April 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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