On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1979

Historical Events


UKPalace 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.

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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Famous Birthdays


Person of interestNorah Jones

Norah Jones, American singer and pianist (Come Away with Me), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones
  • Simon Webbe, English 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? 41 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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