On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1979

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Tanzanian army captures Kampala, the capital of Uganda forcing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin to flee into exile in Libya

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin
Ugandan Dictator
Idi Amin

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Gaylor, American drummer (The All-American Rejects), born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Josh Server, American actor (All That), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Malcolm Christie, English footballer, born in Stamford, England
  • Michel Riesen, Swiss ice hockey player, born in Oberbalm, Switzerland
  • Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Canadian human rights activist, Miss World Canada, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician (Death from Above), born in Mississauga, Canada
1979 Highlights

About April 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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