On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
  • Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
  • Voyager 1 passes Jupiter

Famous Birthdays

  • Vincent Kartheiser, American actor (Mad Men), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68