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Historical Events In 1979

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

Jan 01   US & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations in the year 1979.  

Jan 02   On this day in history sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins  

Jan 03   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up  

Jan 08   Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1979 today Show gets a new theme song  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history entertainer of the Year Awards  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

Jan 16   In the year 1979 the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

Jan 17   Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran in the year 1979.  

Jan 17   USSR performs underground nuclear test in the year 1979.  

Jan 18   Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1979 john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison  

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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   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 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 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

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

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

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

Jan 14   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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