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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Jan 01   International Year of the Child begins on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations  

Jan 02   On this day in history sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord  

Jan 08   Today Show gets a new theme song on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin  

Jan 09   On this day in history k-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"  

Jan 09   On this day in history supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses  

Jan 10   On this day in history entertainer of the Year Awards  

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

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   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   YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history president Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday  

Jan 16   On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 16   On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

Jan 16   On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

Jan 17   On this day in history shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran  

Jan 17   USSR performs underground nuclear test on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 04   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 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 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)