Historical Events Happened In 1979
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins on this day in history.
Jan 01 In the year 1979 uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins on this day in history.
Jan 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 today Show gets a new theme song
Jan 08 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh in the year 1979.
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 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 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.
Jan 12 On this day in history 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
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 In the year 1979 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 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 on this day in history.
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 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 on this day in history.
Jan 18 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Jan 19 In the year 1979 john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison