On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • False alarm of a Soviet ballistic missile attack by US NORAD system after technician fails to code a test properly

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Dunn, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Caroline Flack, British television presenter, born in Enfield Town, United Kingdom
  • Martin Taylor, English footballer, born in Ashington, England

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59