Historical Events Happened In 1979
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins on this day in history.
Jan 01 US & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations in the year 1979.
Jan 02 In the year 1979 sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins
Jan 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1979 charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
Jan 05 On this day in history jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.
Jan 07 In the year 1979 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 In the year 1979 argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
Jan 08 Today Show gets a new theme song in the year 1979.
Jan 08 In the year 1979 vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
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" on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1979.
Jan 12 In the year 1979 record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
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 In the year 1979 yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
Jan 14 On this day in history 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 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.
Jan 16 On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country
Jan 17 In the year 1979 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
Jan 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test in the year 1979.
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 in the year 1979.