Historical Events In 1979
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Jan 01 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
Jan 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.
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 on this day in history.
Jan 05 In the year 1979 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 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 In the year 1979 today Show gets a new theme song
Jan 08 On this day in history vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
Jan 09 On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
Jan 09 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin in the year 1979.
Jan 09 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" on this day in history.
Jan 09 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses in the year 1979.
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 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 In the year 1979 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 On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
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 in the year 1979.
Jan 17 In the year 1979 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
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