On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1979

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

  • Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (46 Tests, top score 134, 100 wickets; 265 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress, born in Erfurt, East Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, dies at 72
1979 Highlights

About December 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Babe - Styx
  • UK #1 Song: Walking on the Moon - The Police