On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1979

Historical Events


IranIran Hostage Crisis

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

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Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
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Famous Birthdays

  • Daisy Eagan, American actress (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
  • Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model
1979 Highlights

About November 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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