What Happened on September 6, 1979

Historical Events

  • Revival of Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 578 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Adri├ín Morales, Mexican soccer midfielder (8 caps; Morelia 382 games, born in La Piedad, Mexico
  • Dzyanis Kowba, Belarusian soccer defensive midfielder (36 caps; PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara 247 games), born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2021)
  • Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York
  • Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer, born in Galliate, Italy
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), dies at 69
1979 Highlights

About September 6, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard