Historical Events In 1979
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Jun 14 On this day in history rock group "Little Feat" disbands
Jun 15 Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Jun 15 On this day in history the first space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
Jun 16 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Jun 16 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history h-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275
Jun 17 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58 on this day in history.
Jun 21 On this day in history julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
Jun 22 In the year 1979 emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
Jun 23 In the year 1979 the Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Jun 23 The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona" in the year 1979.
Jun 26 Charles Clore, financier, dies on this day in history.
Jun 28 Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84 on this day in history.
Jun 29 In the year 1979 ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
Jun 30 Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72 in the year 1979.
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 On this day in history stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
Jul 04 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 in the year 1979.
Jul 05 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87 on this day in history.
Jul 06 In the year 1979 van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35
Jul 07 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies in the year 1979.
Jul 08 On this day in history michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
Jul 08 On this day in history voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
Jul 09 In the year 1979 betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
Jul 09 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab on this day in history.
Jul 09 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter on this day in history.
Jul 10 Arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra died in the year 1979.
Jul 10 In the year 1979 arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
Jul 11 On this day in history debris from the US Skylab space station fall on Australia
Jul 11 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates on this day in history.
Jul 12 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Tigers on this day in history.
Jul 12 In the year 1979 kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69
Jul 12 In the year 1979 kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain