On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 11 trampled to death at Who concert in Cincinnati
  • 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern California (RB)
  • Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
  • Iran accepts constitution
  • Shadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor (Stargate Atlantis), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Rock Cartwright, American football player, born in Conroe, Texas
  • Tiffany Haddish, American comedian and actress (Girls Trip), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936), dies at 74