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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Jan 01   On this day in history international Year of the Child begins  

Jan 01   In the year 1979 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   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) 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   In the year 1979 vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge  

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

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

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

Jan 08   On this day in history today Show gets a new theme song  

Jan 08   Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

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   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   Entertainer of the Year Awards in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1979 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win  

Jan 12   On this day in history los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham  

Jan 12   Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 in the year 1979.  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam  

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

Jan 16   Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

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

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

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

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

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

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