Historical Events Happened In 1979
Friday, 19 September 2014
Jan 01 In the year 1979 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 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 On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
Jan 05 On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
Jan 05 Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56 on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1979 vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Jan 07 On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
Jan 08 In the year 1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
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 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh on this day in history.
Jan 09 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Jan 09 On this day in history 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" in the year 1979.
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 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 In the year 1979 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
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 Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam on this day in history.
Jan 13 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 on this day in history.
Jan 13 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song on this day in history.
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 In the year 1979 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
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 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