What Happened on January 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bakhtiar government established by the Shah in Iran will preside until unrest in the country subsides

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaliyah, American singer (d. 2001)
  • Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band)

Famous Deaths

  • August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
  • Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46