Historical Events Happened In 1979
Saturday, 01 August 2015
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins in the year 1979.
Jan 01 US & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations on this day in history.
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) in the year 1979.
Jan 04 Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.
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 On this day in history vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Jan 07 In the year 1979 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 Today Show gets a new theme song on this day in history.
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 In the year 1979 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
Jan 09 In the year 1979 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 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 In the year 1979 record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
Jan 13 On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
Jan 13 On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13 In the year 1979 yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
Jan 14 On this day in history 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 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt in the year 1979.
Jan 16 In the year 1979 the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country
Jan 17 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran on this day in history.
Jan 17 In the year 1979 uSSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
Jan 19 On this day in history john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison