On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy" premieres in NYC
  • The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer, born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland
  • Dania Ramírez, Dominican-American television and film actress, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle, dies at 79
1979 Highlights

About November 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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