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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Saturday, 25 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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 02   In the year 1979 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) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 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   512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1979 today Show gets a new theme song  

Jan 08   On this day in history vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin  

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

Jan 12   Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham in the year 1979.  

Jan 12   On this day in history record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100  

Jan 13   Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam in the year 1979.  

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   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 in the year 1979.  

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   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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

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

May 07   In the year 1979 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   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   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   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

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   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   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)