Iranian and Persian History (Part 2)

Iran: Isfahan - Tabriz - Tehran

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 332

  • 1973-12-23 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
  • 1974-02-10 Iran / Iraqi border fight breaks out

Historic Event

1974-04-01 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

  • 1975-03-06 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

Historic Event

1978-11-05 Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Iran Hostage Crisis

1979-11-04 500 Iranian students loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini seize the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 90 hostages for 444 days

  • 1979-11-05 Iran government of Bazargan resigns
  • 1979-11-05 Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini describes the United States as "The Great Satan" amid accusations of imperialism and the sponsoring of corruption
  • 1979-11-06 Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran
  • 1979-11-08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1979-11-12 US President Carter announces a halts to Iranian oil imports & freezes Iranian assets
  • 1979-11-15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • 1979-11-15 Iran cancels all contracts with U.S. oil companies
  • 1979-11-30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of late nightly news on Iran "America Held Hostage" (ABC)
  • 1979-12-03 Iran accepts constitution
  • 1979-12-15 Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi leaves US for Panama
  • 1979-12-15 World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages
  • 1980-01-25 Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
  • 1980-01-29 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • 1980-02-04 Bani Sadr sworn in as premier of Iran
  • 1980-03-20 US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran
  • 1980-03-23 Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi arrives in Egypt
  • 1980-03-24 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
  • 1980-04-07 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 1980-04-24 US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die
  • 1980-04-25 Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran
  • 1980-04-26 Iran begins scattering US hostages from US Embassy
  • 1980-04-30 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
  • 1980-05-05 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as the SAS and police storm the building
  • 1980-05-24 Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • 1980-07-07 Institution of Sharia law in Iran
  • 1980-07-11 American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
  • 1980-07-18 Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • 1980-08-11 Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran
  • 1980-09-17 Iraq breaks 1975 treaty with Iran and proclaims sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1980-09-22 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1980-09-24 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan

Historic Event

1980-09-30 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

  • 1980-11-09 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • 1980-12-19 Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages
  • 1980-12-24 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • 1981-01-18 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
  • 1981-01-19 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
  • 1981-01-25 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
  • 1981-02-26 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
  • 1981-06-11 Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake in Iran, kills at least 2,000
  • 1981-06-20 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
  • 1981-06-22 Iranian president Bani Sadr deposed
  • 1981-06-28 74 government officials die in attack on Islamic Republican Party conference in Tehran, Iran, including Chief Justice Mohammad Beheshti
  • 1981-07-24 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
  • 1981-07-29 Former Iranian president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1981-09-27 Iran defends its besieged port of Abadan, driving back Iraqi forces
  • 1981-10-02 Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
  • 1981-11-29 Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front
  • 1982-03-22 Iran offensive against Iraq
  • 1982-04-07 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • 1982-04-30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • 1982-05-24 Liberation of Khorramshahr; Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War
  • 1982-05-25 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
  • 1982-06-10 Iran-Iraq War: Iran recaptures Khorramshahr, Iran from Iraq
  • 1982-07-13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • 1982-08-14 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
  • 1983-04-01 Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran
  • 1983-06-20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • 1983-07-26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • 1984-02-15 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
  • 1984-02-24 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
  • 1984-03-02 Iran offensive against Iraq fails
  • 1984-03-27 Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines

Historic Event

1984-05-26 US President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war


Famous Birthdays

  • 1985-09-23 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • 1987-12-07 Baran Kosari, Iranian actress, born in Tehran, Iran

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths