On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
1979 Highlights

About October 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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