On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1979

Historical Events

Iran Hostage Crisis

500 Iranian students loyal to Ayatollah Khomeini seize the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 90 hostages for 444 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Daisy Eagan, American actress (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jesse Camp, American TV personality (Wanna Be a VJ), born in Granby, Connecticut
  • Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model, born in Cut Off, Louisiana
1979 Highlights

About November 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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