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Historical Events In 1979

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

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   Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1979 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   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   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   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   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   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 in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 16   Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.  

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   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   On this day in history cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82  

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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

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

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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

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