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Historical Events In 1979

Saturday, 08 May 2021

Aug 06   Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65 in the year 1979.  

Aug 07   The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government in the year 1979.  

Aug 09   Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64 in the year 1979.  

Aug 10   Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Aug 13   Lou Brock gets his 3,000 career hit on this day in history.  

Aug 15   In the year 1979 hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people  

Aug 17   In the year 1979 vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72  

Aug 17   Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67 on this day in history.  

Aug 19   On this day in history crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight  

Aug 19   On this day in history dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack  

Aug 22   Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69 in the year 1979.  

Aug 23   In the year 1979 bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC  

Aug 23   Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City on this day in history.  

Aug 23   UN's Vienna office opens in the year 1979.  

Aug 24   UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps in the year 1979.  

Aug 25   On this day in history stan Kenton, orch leader (Music 55), dies at 67  

Aug 27   An IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast in the year 1979.  

Aug 27   On this day in history boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82  

Aug 28   On this day in history simonow, writer, dies  

Aug 29   Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84 in the year 1979.  

Aug 30   A U.S. Navy CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter of VR-24 lifted a 12-foot bronze statue of the Madonna and Child to the top of Mt. Tiberius on Capri, Italy, to replace one which had been destroyed by lightning. The statue was too large to be transported overland on this day in history.  

Aug 30   In the year 1979 the first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut  

Aug 30   The first recorded occurrence-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with the Sun in the year 1979.  

Aug 31   On this day in history donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador  

Aug 31   E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies in the year 1979.  

Aug 31   Movie actress Sally Rand dies of heart failure at age 76 in Glendora, CAug 31, on this day in history.  

Sep 01   In the year 1979 debbie Boone &Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA  

Sep 01   Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81 in the year 1979.  

Sep 01   On this day in history lA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask  

Sep 01   In the year 1979 pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to flyby the planet Saturn  

Sep 01   Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings in the year 1979.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.  

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