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
  • MLB Phillies wear all-burgundy alternate uniforms for 1st and (almost) last time in 10-5 loss to Montreal Expos at Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia; revived 40 years later as part of a "retro night" promotion [1]
  • Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
1979 History

Famous Deaths

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

About June 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie