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Historical Events Happened In 1979

Saturday, 23 May 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   On this day in history sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins  

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   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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up  

Jan 08   On this day in history argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord  

Jan 08   On this day in history today Show gets a new theme song  

Jan 08   Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history entertainer of the Year Awards  

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   Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham in the year 1979.  

Jan 12   Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.  

Jan 16   The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82  

Jan 19   John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison in the year 1979.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   In the year 1979 birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

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 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)