Historical Events For 1979
Friday, 20 October 2017
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins in the year 1979.
Jan 01 On this day in history uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins on this day in history.
Jan 03 In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
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) on this day in history.
Jan 04 Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack on this day in history.
Jan 05 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.
Jan 05 On this day in history jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.
Jan 07 On this day in history vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Jan 07 In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
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 On this day in history today Show gets a new theme song
Jan 08 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh on this day in history.
Jan 09 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Jan 09 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin on this day in history.
Jan 09 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" in the year 1979.
Jan 09 In the year 1979 supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Jan 10 In the year 1979 entertainer of the Year Awards
Jan 11 In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
Jan 12 On this day in history 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
Jan 12 In the year 1979 los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
Jan 12 On this day in history record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
Jan 13 In the year 1979 charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
Jan 13 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 in the year 1979.
Jan 13 On this day in history 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 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
Jan 16 In the year 1979 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
Jan 16 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country in the year 1979.
Jan 17 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran on this day in history.
Jan 17 On this day in history uSSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18 In the year 1979 cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
Jan 19 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison on this day in history.