What Happened on November 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Spring, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery