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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Jan 01   In the year 1979 international Year of the Child begins  

Jan 01   US & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations in the year 1979.  

Jan 02   Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins in the year 1979.  

Jan 03   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   An out-of-court settlement awards $675,000 to the victims of the Kent State massacre of 1970 (made famous by the CSNY song Ohio) in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 05   Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   On this day in history vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up  

Jan 08   Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord in the year 1979.  

Jan 08   Today Show gets a new theme song in the year 1979.  

Jan 08   On this day in history vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin  

Jan 09   K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses in the year 1979.  

Jan 10   Entertainer of the Year Awards on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham in the year 1979.  

Jan 12   Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 president Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday  

Jan 16   In the year 1979 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 16   Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt in the year 1979.  

Jan 16   The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country in the year 1979.  

Jan 17   Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran in the year 1979.  

Jan 17   USSR performs underground nuclear test in the year 1979.  

Jan 18   In the year 1979 cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82  

Jan 19   On this day in history john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born in the year 1979.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.