What Happened on December 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
  • 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
  • Iran accepts constitution
  • Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Bedingfield, English singer
  • Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
  • Rock Cartwright, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)