On This Day

February 9, 1979 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Film & TV

  • ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • Walter Hill's drama film "The Warriors" is released in the United States, sparking gang violence at many theaters and a halt to the film's marketing campaign

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), born in Beijing, China