On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1979

Historical Events

  • Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt
  • NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
  • Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinates Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron North, American musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player, born in Sabana Grande de Palenque, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), dies at 78
  • Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
1979 Highlights

About March 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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