On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1979

Historical Events

  • The film "Quadrophenia", loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name is released.
  • Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Marunde, American Strongman athlete (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
1979 Highlights

About September 14, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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