On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1979

Historical Events

  • India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • Iran army conquers Baneh
  • Sunil Gavaskar scores his third double century in Test cricket (221) to guide India to a famous draw against England in the 4th Test at The Oval

Famous Birthdays

  • Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Pedro Camacho, Portuguese classical, religious, film and video game composer (Requiem to InĂªs de Castro), born in Funchal, Portugal
  • Poo Bear [Jason Boyd], American songwriter and record producer (Justin Bieber; Lupe Fiasco; Mariah Carey; Zac Brown), born in New Haven Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
1979 Highlights

About September 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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