On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • US Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model

Famous Deaths

  • Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
  • Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
1979 Highlights

About September 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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