What Happened on October 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter retires with tyre trouble in US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen; becomes first South African to claim Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 4 points from race winner Gilles Villeneuve

Sports History

Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

  • Musical review "Eubie!", based on the songs of composer Eubie Blake, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 439 performances
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor, born in Richmond, Canada
  • Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor, born in Richmond, Canada
  • Simona Am├ónar, Romanian gymnast, born in Constan╚Ťa, Romania
  • Tang Wei, Chinese actress, born in Hangzhou, China
Born in 1979

About October 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 14 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