What Happened on November 9, 1979

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 (Love Island), born in Enfield Town, United Kingdom (d. 2020)
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis Charles [Cholost], American stage and screen actor (Topaz; The Rose Tattoo), dies of cancer at 67
1979 Highlights

About November 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heartache Tonight - Eagles
  • UK #1 Song: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell