What Happened on March 9, 1979

Historical Events

  • "The Passage", directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, is released in the United States
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Sports History

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Melina Perez, American model and WWE Diva, born in High Desert, California

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac (44 years old)

French Guatemalan-American actor (Scenes From A Marriage; Balibo; Inside Llewyn Davis), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Mullen, American actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), dies of a heart attack at 64

About March 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • UK #1 Song: Tragedy - Bee Gees