Historical Events Happened In 1979
Thursday, 27 October 2016
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 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 In the year 1979 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 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
Jan 08 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up in the year 1979.
Jan 08 In the year 1979 argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
Jan 08 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
Jan 09 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin in the year 1979.
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 Entertainer of the Year Awards on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
Jan 13 In the year 1979 donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song in the year 1979.
Jan 14 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday in the year 1979.
Jan 16 In the year 1979 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
Jan 16 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 uSSR performs underground nuclear test
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.