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Historical Events For 1979

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Jan 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

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Jan 08   512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh  

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

Jan 09   Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin on this day in history.  

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

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   Entertainer of the Year Awards in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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   YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song in the year 1979.  

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

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

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

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   In the year 1979 birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1979 birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

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)  

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