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Notable Historical Events in 1979 on the 9th

1979Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins

197951st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

197999th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5 6-3 6-3)

197949th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)

Historical Events in 1979 on the 9th
Date Event
Jan 9
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin 
Jan 9
High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws 
Jan 9
K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" 
Jan 9
Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses 
Jan 9
Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins 
Feb 9
21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey 
Feb 9
ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special 
Feb 9
Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind" 
Feb 9
Nigeria amends constitution 
Mar 9
Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters 
Mar 9
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Apr 9
51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win 
Jun 9
111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6 
Jun 9
49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60) 
Jun 9
Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes 
Jun 9
Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time 
Jun 9
Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome 
Jul 9
Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab 
Jul 9
Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter 
Jul 9
A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility. 
Aug 9
English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach 
Sep 9
31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win 
Sep 9
93rd US Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats C E Lloyd Mills (64 63) 
Sep 9
99th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis (7-5 6-3 6-3) 
Sep 9
Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
Sep 9
Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion 
Oct 9
Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn 
Dec 9
Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic 
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