On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1979

Historical Events

  • OPEC raises oil prices 24%

Famous Birthdays

  • Florian Zeller, French novelist (La Fascination du Pire) and playwright, born in Paris
  • Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jimmy Spithill, Australian sailor (America's Cup winning helmsman 2010, 2013), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Randy McMichael, American NFL football player (Miami Dolphins), born in Griffin, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
1979 Highlights

About June 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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