On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bolivia military coup under General Busch, President Guevara flees
  • Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
  • US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

Famous Birthdays

  • Coco Crisp, American baseball outfielder (World Series 2007, Boston Red Sox; AL stolen base leader 2011), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
  • Milan Dudić, Serbian soccer defender (13 caps, Serbia and Montenegro; Red Star Belgrade), born in Kraljevo, Serbia

Famous Deaths

  • Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82