What Happened on November 5, 1979

Historical Events

  • Iran government of Bazargan resigns

Historic Event

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini describes the United States as "The Great Satan" amid accusations of imperialism and the sponsoring of corruption

Famous Birthdays

  • Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus

Famous Deaths

  • Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • Amedeo Nazzari [Buffa], Italian actor (Nights of Cabiria; Chains; Caravaggio), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
1979 Highlights

About November 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heartache Tonight - Eagles
  • UK #1 Song: One Day At A Time - Lena Martell