On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
  • Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne National Laboratory
  • Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner, dies at 78