What Happened on September 28, 1979

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Earnie Shavers by TKO in 11th round in Las Vegas for WBC heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Anndi Lynn McAfee, actress (Ice Cream Man, Conagher)
  • Bam Margera, American skateboarder
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist, and space researcher, dies at 58
1979 Highlights

About September 28, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: Message In A Bottle - The Police