On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Tracy Austin becomes youngest US champion (16 years, 9 months); beats Chris Evert 6-4, 6-3

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays


Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer ("Get the Party Started"; "Try"; "Just Give Me A Reason"), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

1979 Highlights

About September 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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