On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • Martin Sherman's "Bent" premieres in London
  • MLB Cleveland Indian Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)

Famous Birthdays

  • Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian actress and director (Lionheart), born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
  • Monsta Mack [Steven Carrasquillo], American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76
1979 Highlights

About May 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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