On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent 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

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • Josemi, Spanish footballer
1979 Highlights

About November 15, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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