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 (8 Simple Rules), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Carlos Ruiz 'the Little Fish', Guatemalan football player, born in Guatemala City
  • Dave Annable, American actor (Bothers and Sisters), born in Suffern, New York
  • Patrick Marleau, Canadian NHL ice hockey forward, since 1997 (San Jose Sharks, and 2 other teams), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Famous Deaths

  • Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), dies at 63
  • Tommy Leonetti [Tomaso Lionetti], American singer ("Free"), songwriter ("My City of Sydney"), and actor (Gomer Pyle, USMC), dies of cancer at 50
1979 Highlights

About September 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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