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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Aug 06   In the year 1979 kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65  

Aug 06   On this day in history kurt Kaszner actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65  

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   On this day in history allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64  

Aug 10   Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69 in the year 1979.  

Aug 13   Lou Brock gets his 3,000 career hit in the year 1979.  

Aug 15   Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people in the year 1979.  

Aug 17   Vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72 in the year 1979.  

Aug 17   Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67 in the year 1979.  

Aug 19   Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight on this day in history.  

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

Aug 22   On this day in history henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69  

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

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

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   On this day in history uN's Vienna office opens  

Aug 24   In the year 1979 uN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps  

Aug 25   In the year 1979 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   Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

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

Aug 29   On this day in history mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84  

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 in the year 1979.  

Aug 30   The first prototype of the Navy's SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was unveiled at the Sikorsky Aircraft Division at Stratford, Connecticut on this day in history.  

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

Aug 31   On this day in history comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with the Sun  

Aug 31   Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador on this day in history.  

Aug 31   E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 31   On this day in history movie actress Sally Rand dies of heart failure at age 76 in Glendora, CAug 31,  

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

Sep 01   In the year 1979 doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81  

Sep 01   LA Court orders Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask on this day in history.  

Sep 01   On this day in history pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to flyby the planet Saturn  

Sep 01   On this day in history pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn, discovers new moon, rings  

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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 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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   On this day in history 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   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   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 in the year 1979.  

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