On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Brian Stokes, American baseball player, born in Montclair, California
  • 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