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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Jun 14   On this day in history rock group "Little Feat" disbands  

Jun 15   Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Jun 17   In the year 1979 lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58  

Jun 21   On this day in history julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49  

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

Jun 23   The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia" on this day in history.  

Jun 23   On this day in history 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   Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72 in the year 1979.  

Jun 30   On this day in history johnny Rotten &Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury  

Jul 01   In the year 1979 richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64  

Jul 01   Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 05   On this day in history elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87  

Jul 06   Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35 in the year 1979.  

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

Jul 08   Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14) in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jul 09   Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra died  

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   "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   On this day in history kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69  

Jul 12   Kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain in the year 1979.  

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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   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

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

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

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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

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

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   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

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

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