On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Crowds attack US embassy in Tripoli, Libya
  • Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score a triple-double
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, dies at 72