What Happened on October 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 1208 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • (Gregori) Chad Petree, American indie-rock singer-songwriter (Shiny Toy Guns - "You Are The One"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Kristanna Loken, American actress (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), born in Ghent, New York
  • Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler, born in Guildford, England
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

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

About October 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police