On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Simonow, writer, dies
1979 Highlights

About August 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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