On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 White House in Washington, D.C.

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264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68