On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1979

Historical Events

  • 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Musical "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], American singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
1979 Highlights

About February 11, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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