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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

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

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   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 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

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

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   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   In the year 1979 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   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.  

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   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   On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 16   Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In the year 1979 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   Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 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.