On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1979

Historical Events

  • CompuServe begins offering a dial-up online information service to consumers, marketed as MicroNET [1]
  • Ghana adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer (Liverpool), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • Justin Bruening, American actor (All My Children), born in St. Helena, Nebraska
  • Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian (The Tonight Show), born in Mount Vernon, Washington
1979 Highlights

About September 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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