What Happened on November 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
  • Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
  • Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
  • US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

Famous Birthdays

  • Coco Crisp, American baseball player
  • Delgado, Angolan footballer
  • Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
  • Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)