What Happened on October 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
  • German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner

The Most Happy Fella

Revival of Frank Loesser's 1956 musical "The Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 53 performances

1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler, born in Kentucky
  • Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Born in 1979

About October 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police