Historical Events on November 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring He was stripped of his knighthood and his fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies