On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1979

Historical Events

  • "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi arrives in NYC for medical treatment

  • Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest

Famous Deaths

  • Jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
  • Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92
1979 Highlights

About October 22, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand)

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