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
  • Clare Bronfman, American heiress (Seagrams), equestrian, and convicted felon (NXIVM human trafficking), born in New York City
  • 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
Born in 1979

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? 44 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel