What Happened on September 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
  • Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I
  • Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
  • Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.
  • NASA launches HEAO 3
  • The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).

Famous Birthdays

  • Sean Davis, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83