Historical Events Happened In 1979
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Jan 01 On this day in history international Year of the Child begins
Jan 01 In the year 1979 uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 On this day in history 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 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 08 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up on this day in history.
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 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 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" in the year 1979.
Jan 09 On this day in history supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Jan 10 Entertainer of the Year Awards in the year 1979.
Jan 11 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.
Jan 12 In the year 1979 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 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 in the year 1979.
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 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song on this day in history.
Jan 14 In the year 1979 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 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.
Jan 17 On this day in history shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
Jan 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test on this day in history.
Jan 18 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Jan 19 On this day in history john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison