November 1, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
  • Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster
  • US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

Birthdays in History

  • Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler

Deaths in History

  • Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82