On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
  • MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit The White House, meeting with President Jimmy Carter in Washington, D.C.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

Famous Birthdays

  • David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Lex Shrapnel, English actor
  • Richard Seymour, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
1979 Highlights

About October 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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