What Happened on August 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Famous Birthdays

  • Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir
  • Rashard Lewis, American basketball player
  • Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)