What Happened on October 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish auto racer (F1 World Champion 2007), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
  • Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)

Famous Deaths

  • John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), dies at 81
  • Karel Reiner, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75