On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1979

Historical Events

  • Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds
  • UN's Vienna office opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Sosa, Mexican boxer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
  • Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), dies at 71
1979 Highlights

About August 23, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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