On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

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 singer, dies at 53