On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1979

Historical Events

  • Train detrailment in Mississauga, Ontario; a 106 car train derails causing the evacuation of 200,000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
1979 Highlights

About November 10, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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