On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst", television movie directed by Paul Wendkos, premieres on CBS
  • 200th episode of "All in the Family"
  • US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
  • Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
  • Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)

Famous Deaths

  • Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer (First ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest), dies at 52