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 (The Father), born in Paris, France
  • 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
Born in 1979

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? 44 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  • UK #1 Song: Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army