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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 03 December 2020

Jun 14   Rock group "Little Feat" disbands in the year 1979.  

Jun 15   In the year 1979 ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67  

Jun 15   The first space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds in the year 1979.  

Jun 16   Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jun 16   On this day in history carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit  

Jun 16   In the year 1979 h-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275  

Jun 17   Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58 in the year 1979.  

Jun 21   Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Jun 22   Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85 in the year 1979.  

Jun 23   On this day in history the Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"  

Jun 23   In the year 1979 the rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"  

Jun 26   In the year 1979 charles Clore, financier, dies  

Jun 28   Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   On this day in history ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies  

Jun 30   On this day in history alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72  

Jun 30   Johnny Rotten &Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury in the year 1979.  

Jul 01   On this day in history richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64  

Jul 01   Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow in the year 1979.  

Jul 04   On this day in history in Eastern China a 5.4 quake was centered about 225 kilometers southwest of Shanghai in the Liyang area. At least 41 people were reported killed, more than 2,000 were injured  

Jul 05   Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87 in the year 1979.  

Jul 06   In the year 1979 van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35  

Jul 07   In the year 1979 d P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies  

Jul 08   In the year 1979 michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies  

Jul 08   In the year 1979 voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)  

Jul 09   Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53 in the year 1979.  

Jul 09   Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab on this day in history.  

Jul 09   On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Jupiter  

Jul 10   Arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra died in the year 1979.  

Jul 10   On this day in history arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84  

Jul 11   In the year 1979 debris from the US Skylab space station fall on Australia  

Jul 11   In the year 1979 uS Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates  

Jul 12   On this day in history "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Tigers  

Jul 12   In the year 1979 kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69  

Jul 12   On this day in history kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain  

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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   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

May 07   On this day in history birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died in the year 1979.  

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