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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Jan 01   International Year of the Child begins in the year 1979.  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

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   In the year 1979 vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge  

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

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

Jan 08   In the year 1979 vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 19   John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison on this day in history.  

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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   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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