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Historical Events In 1979

Monday, 21 September 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   On this day in history the first space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds  

Jun 16   On this day in history ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62  

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

Jun 16   On this day in history h-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275  

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

Jun 21   In the year 1979 julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49  

Jun 22   On this day in history emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85  

Jun 23   The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia" in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84  

Jun 29   Ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 30   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64  

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

Jul 04   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies  

Jul 08   Voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14) on this day in history.  

Jul 09   On this day in history betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53  

Jul 09   On this day in history dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab  

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   Arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84 in the year 1979.  

Jul 11   Debris from the US Skylab space station fall on Australia in the year 1979.  

Jul 11   US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates in the year 1979.  

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

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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

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

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

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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