What Happened on September 2, 1979

Historical Events

  • "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 performances

Sports History

US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, Canterbury GC: Mark O'Meara wins 8 & 7 over John Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), dies at 90
  • Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)

About September 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard