On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1979

Historical Events

Historic Event

Chris Haney and Scott Abbott develop the board game Trivial Pursuit

Historic Event

Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi leaves US for Panama

  • World Court in Hague rules Iran should release 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
1979 Highlights

About December 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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