What Happened on November 15, 1979

Historical Events

Event of Interest

A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing

  • ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring. He was then stripped of his knighthood and fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • Josemi, Spanish footballer
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Jed Harris, Austrian-born American theatre producer and director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball), dies at 79

About November 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Still - Commodores
  • UK #1 Song: When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook