Historical Events Happened In 1979
Friday, 31 October 2014
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins in the year 1979.
Jan 01 In the year 1979 uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
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 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 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 in the year 1979.
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 On this day in history 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
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 On this day in history entertainer of the Year Awards
Jan 11 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13 On this day in history 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 In the year 1979 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
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 In the year 1979 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
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 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison on this day in history.