On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1979

Historical Events

  • A partial meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US results in the release of radioactive gas and iodine into the atmosphere but no deaths
  • British government of Prime Minister Jim Callaghan (Labour Party) falls
  • Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh's stage musical comedy "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine" premieres at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress

Famous Deaths

  • Emmett Kelly, American circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
1979 Highlights

About March 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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