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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Jun 14   In the year 1979 rock group "Little Feat" disbands  

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

Jun 15   In the year 1979 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   H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275 in the year 1979.  

Jun 17   Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jun 21   Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history the rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"  

Jun 26   On this day in history charles Clore, financier, dies  

Jun 28   Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84 in the year 1979.  

Jun 29   In the year 1979 ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies  

Jun 30   Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jun 30   In the year 1979 johnny Rotten &Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury  

Jul 01   Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64 in the year 1979.  

Jul 01   In the year 1979 stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jul 07   D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 08   Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies in the year 1979.  

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

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   Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter in the year 1979.  

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

Jul 10   Arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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   Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Jul 12   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

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

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 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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