On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1979

Historical Events

Music History

Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Irons, American surfer, born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • Michael Faustino, actor (brother of David), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Salli Wills, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Tony Frias, American footballer, born in Hudson, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), dies at 84
1979 Highlights

About November 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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