What Happened on December 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chris Haney and Scott Abbott develop the board game Trivial Pursuit

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
  • World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Brody, American actor
  • Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66