On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

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