On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Sébastien Bourdais, French auto racer, (Champ Car World Series 2004-07, Le Mans 24 Hours 2016), born in Le Mans, France
  • Virginia Ledgerwood, American rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chester, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Hylton [Audrey Gwendolene Clark], British actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Mr Ed, talking horse, dies
  • Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube), dies at 81