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 The Hague
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland
1979 History

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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), dies at 78
  • Richard Sykes, British ambassador to the Netherlands, assassinated at 58 by the IRA in The Hague

About March 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tragedy - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor