Historical Events Happened In 1979
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
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 in the year 1979.
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 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 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 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.
Jan 08 On this day in history 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 08 On this day in history 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 On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
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 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 In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
Jan 12 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
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 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 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran in the year 1979.
Jan 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test in the year 1979.
Jan 18 In the year 1979 cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
Jan 19 On this day in history john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison