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
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn

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? 42 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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