What Happened on December 27, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden
  • Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown

Famous Birthdays

  • Carson Palmer, American football player
  • David Dunn, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered