On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

VietnamAgent Orange in Vietnam

Senate report proves US troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic chemical defoliant Agent Orange

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American C-123 spraying chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, on a dense Vietnamese jungle
American C-123 spraying chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, on a dense Vietnamese jungle
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Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)


1979 Highlights

About November 24, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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