What Happened on August 28, 1979

Historical Events

  • IRA bomb explodes in Brussels' Great Market
  • Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • Markus Pröll, German footballer, born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • Robert Hoyzer, German football referee, born in Berlin
  • Ruth Riley, American basketball player, born in Ransom, Kansas
  • Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin Simonov, Soviet journalist and poet (Wait Foe Me), dies at 73

About August 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard