On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1979

Historical Events

Historic Event

1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, fundamentalist Muslim leader

Famous Birthdays

  • Asaka Kubo, Japanese singer (A+Jyuc), born in Japan
  • Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park), born in Calabasas, California
  • Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), dies in a car crash at 53
1979 Highlights

About January 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius