On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • Pietro Mennea runs world record 200 m (19.72")

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Famous Birthdays

  • Akin Ayodele, American football player
  • Billy Miller, actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • Steffen Algreen, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, dies at 71
1979 Highlights

About September 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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