On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1979

Historical Events

  • 4th Toronto International Film Festival: "Best Boy" directed by Ira Wohl wins the People's Choice Award
  • Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Davidson, American actress
  • Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan soccer player
  • Dave Annable, American actor
  • Patrick Marleau, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), dies at 63
  • Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
1979 Highlights

About September 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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