On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1979

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • Studio 54's owners are arrested for tax evasion

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Lund, Danish actress (What Goes Around), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), born in Humenné, Slovakia (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
1979 Highlights

About November 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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