What Happened on February 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC

Historic Event

Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power

Theater Premiere

Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Neil Simon's musical "They're Playing Our Song", starring Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz opens at Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 1082 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandy [Norwood], American stage and screen actress and singer (Les Miserables; Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
1979 Highlights

About February 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  • UK #1 Song: Heart Of Glass - Blondie