What Happened on December 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Madison, American model
  • Kenny Miller, Scottish football player
  • Scott Gomez, American ice hockey player
  • Summer Altice, American model and actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Stevie Ray Vaughan (25) weds Lenora "Lenny" Bailey (div. 1988)

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Famous Deaths

  • Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (b. 1898)