On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1979

Historical Events

Academy Awards

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

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 (The Cosby Show - "Rudy"; Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Miranda"), 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? 42 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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