On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1979

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), dies at 90
  • Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
1979 Highlights

About September 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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