October 6, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Deaths in History

  • Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68