What Happened on November 28, 1979

Historical Events

  • Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica, killing 257 people, making it New Zealand's deadliest peacetime disaster
  • Judd Woldin's musical "King of Schnorrers", based on Israel Zangwill's novel, opens at Playhouse Theater, NYC; runs for 63 performances
  • LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II's first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him

1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Daniel Henney, Korean model-actor
  • Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler
Born in 1979

About November 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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