On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1979

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

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

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? 42 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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