On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1979

Historical Events

  • English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach

Famous Birthdays

  • Alizah Allen, American figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Frank, American actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • Raymond Washington, American gangster, founder of Los Angeles gang the Crips, murdered in drive-by shooting at 25
  • Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), dies at 75
1979 Highlights

About August 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats