On This Day

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59
1979 Highlights

About November 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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