On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 40 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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