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Historical Events In 1979

Monday, 08 August 2022

Aug 06   On this day in history 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   Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64 in the year 1979.  

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

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

Aug 15   On this day in history hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people  

Aug 17   Vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Aug 22   In the year 1979 henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69  

Aug 23   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.  

Aug 23   In the year 1979 uN's Vienna office opens  

Aug 24   UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps on this day in history.  

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

Aug 27   On this day in history an IRA bomb takes the life of British Lord Louis Mountbatten in a boat off the Irish coast.  

Aug 27   Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   In the year 1979 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 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador in the year 1979.  

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

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

Sep 01   Debbie Boone &Gabriel Ferrer wed in LA on this day in history.  

Sep 01   Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

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

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

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   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history 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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