On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1979

Historical Events

Historic Event

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

  • 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? 42 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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