On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game

Famous Birthdays

  • Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
  • Elton Brand, American NBA basketball player, 1999-2016 (Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, and 3 other teams), and general manager (76ers, 2018-present), born in Cortlandt Manor, New York
  • Fred Jones, American basketball player
  • Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)

Famous Deaths

  • Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
1979 Highlights

About March 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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