On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1979

Historical Events

  • 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer, born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga
  • Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast (Olympic gold team 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jon Harley, English footballer, born in Maidstone, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies from mouth cancer at 69
  • John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
  • Seymour Shifrin, American composer (Satires of Circumstance), dies at 53
1979 Highlights

About September 26, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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