On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1979

Historical Events

  • Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
  • Recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mýa [Mya Marie Harrison], American pop and R&B singer ("Lady Marmalade" from Moulin Rouge!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Wu Chun, Bruneian-Taiwanese actor (The Butterfly Lovers), born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • Paul Paray, French organist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1951-62), and composer, dies at 93
1979 Highlights

About October 10, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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