On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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