On This Day

What Happened on November 25, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos retain Championship; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 17-9; Eskimos shut out of MVP and MV Canadian awards
  • Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt

Sports History

Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

  • Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Lehan, American National Football League player
  • Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
1979 Highlights

About November 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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