On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1979

Historical Events

Palace of Westminster

Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

Famous Birthdays

Norah Jones

Norah Jones, American pop and jazz singer and pianist ("Come Away With Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Simon Webbe, English pop singer

Famous Deaths

  • Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
1979 Highlights

About March 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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