On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
  • German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner

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
1979 Highlights

About October 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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