On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1979

Historical Events

  • 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
  • Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time
  • Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome

Famous Deaths

  • Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), dies at 94
1979 Highlights

About June 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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