On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1979

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador and embassy with espionage

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

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a heart attack at 78
1979 Highlights

About November 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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