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 JonesNorah Jones (44 years old)

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

  • Simon Webbe, English pop singer (Blue), born in Manchester, England
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Airey Neave, British MP (Conservative), killed in a car bomb by the Irish National Liberation Army at 63
1979 Highlights

About March 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 28 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