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
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

P!nk (44 years old)

American singer ("Get the Party Started"; "Try"; "Just Give Me A Reason"), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Born in 1979

About September 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 14 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