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