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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

Jan 01   US & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins on this day 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 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).  

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 05   On this day in history jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.  

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

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

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

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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" on this day in history.  

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

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   Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song  

Jan 14   President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday on this day in history.  

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   The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born on this day in history.  

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

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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