September 5, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Canada puts its first gold bullion coin on sale
  • Earl Mountbatten's Ceremonial Funeral held in Westminster Abbey
  • Iranian army occupies Piranshahr

Deaths in History

  • Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)