What Happened on March 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
  • NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron North, American musician
  • Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
  • Mariah Leanne Bergmann, Miss Kansas Teen USA (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
  • Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland