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Historical Events In 1979

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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   In the year 1979 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).  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.  

Jan 07   On this day in history vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge  

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

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

Jan 08   In the year 1979 argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord  

Jan 08   Today Show gets a new theme song in the year 1979.  

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

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

Jan 09   In the year 1979 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win in the year 1979.  

Jan 12   In the year 1979 los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham  

Jan 12   Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song  

Jan 14   President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1979 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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history 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   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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)  

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