On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win
  • Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion
  • South African Ferrari driver Jody Scheckter wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; first RSA champion

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins first Grand Slam title; beats fellow American Vitas Gerulaitis 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Famous Deaths

  • Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73