On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1979

Historical Events

  • Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Brandon Routh, American actor (Superman Returns), born in Norwalk, Iowa
  • Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer (Defensor), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1979 Highlights

About October 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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