On This Day

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
  • Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Mullen, American actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), dies of a heart attack at 64
1979 Highlights

About March 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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