On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1979

Historical Events

  • Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?" premieres in London
  • Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

Famous Birthdays

  • Siddharth Narayan, Indian film actor, born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tram-Anh Tran, American actress (Ghostwriters'), born in NYC, New York
1979 Highlights

About April 17, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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