On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ©s Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver

Famous Deaths

  • Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
1979 Highlights

About November 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Andrew's Day (United Kingdom)

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