On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1979

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
  • Baseball exhibition season opens with semi-pro & amateur umpires
  • Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Rossell√≥, Puerto Rican politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (2017-), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths

  • Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
1979 Highlights

About March 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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