What Happened on December 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
  • Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
  • Nick Stahl, American actor
  • Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies at 94