What Happened on September 4, 1979

Historical Events

  • India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • Iran army conquers Baneh

Sports History

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 Inês 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 pro-Nazi politician, dies at 76
  • Turkey Stearnes, American Baseball HOF outfielder (5 × NgL All-Star; 2 × Negro NL batting champion; KC Monarchs, Chicago American Giants), dies at 78
1979 Highlights

About September 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Sharona - The Knack
  • UK #1 Song: We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard