On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1979

Historical Events

  • English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
  • Raymond Washington, founder of Los Angeles, California gang, the Crips
  • 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? 41 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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