On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1979

Historical Events

  • 5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at Madison Square Garden, New York
  • The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavol & Peter Hochschorner, Slovak slalom canoists, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Ivor Armstrong Richards, English literary critic (The Meaning of Meaning), dies at 86
  • Janardan Navle, Indian cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper), dies at 76
1979 Highlights

About September 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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