What Happened on October 18, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Beatlemania" opens in London

Event of Interest

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About October 18, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rise - Herb Alpert
  • UK #1 Song: Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles