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