On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Jim Callaghan falls
  • Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress

Famous Deaths

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