On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1979

Historical Events

  • Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer (198 caps; Olympic gold 2004; World C'ship gold 2003), born in Split, Croatia
  • Ruth Beitia, Spanish athlete (Olympic gold women's high jump 2016), born in Santander, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
1979 Highlights

About April 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries