On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • Iran army conquers Baneh
  • Sunil Gavaskar scores 221 in India's 8 for 429 chasing 438 in drawn 4th cricket Test v England at The Oval; England win series 1-0

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 composer, born in Funchal, Portugal

Famous Deaths

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