On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


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Chris Haney and Scott Abbott develop the board game Trivial Pursuit

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney

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Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi leaves US for Panama

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Brody, American actor
  • Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66