What Happened on September 27, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • US Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league back rower (7 Tests; 13 NSW; Newcastle Knights RLFC), born in Maitland, Australia
  • Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
Born in 1979

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

About September 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police