What Happened on November 8, 1979

Historical Events

  • ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

Film & TV History

Bernard Slade's stage comedy "Romantic Comedy", starring Mia Farrow and Anthony Perkins, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 396 performances

  • The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) is formed.
1979 History

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
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

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

About November 8, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 14 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