On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1979

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristanna Loken, American actress (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), born in Ghent, New York
  • Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler, born in Guildford, England
  • [Gregori] Chad Petree, American rocker (Shiny Toy Guns), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

  • June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
1979 Highlights

About October 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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