On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Weddings

  • Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
1979 Highlights

About August 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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