What Happened on April 1, 1979

Historical Events

  • Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah
  • Warner Cable launches Nickelodeon, a basic cable channel featuring programming focused on children and teenagers

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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Coquatrix, French songwriter, music impresario (Olympia Hall, Paris), and politician, dies at 68

About April 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor