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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Sep 02   On this day in history felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90  

Sep 03   Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000 in the year 1979.  

Sep 04   Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76 in the year 1979.  

Sep 05   On this day in history earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Bruma  

Sep 06   In the year 1979 ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69  

Sep 07   5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, NY on this day in history.  

Sep 07   In the year 1979 eSPN makes its cable-TV broadcast debut.  

Sep 08   In the year 1979 jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40  

Sep 09   In the year 1979 at age 16, Tracy Austin becomes the youngest player ever to win the US Open women's tennis title.  

Sep 09   John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, for the US Open Tennis title on this day in history.  

Sep 09   Sid Bernstein offers $« billion for a Beatle reunion in the year 1979.  

Sep 09   Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   On this day in history yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque  

Sep 10   On this day in history 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed  

Sep 10   In the year 1979 agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56  

Sep 10   In the year 1979 london talks on the Zimbabwe Rhodesian constitution open  

Sep 12   On this day in history denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies  

Sep 13   South Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr) in the year 1979.  

Sep 14   Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Sep 14   On this day in history theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks  

Sep 15   On this day in history tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50  

Sep 16   Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed on this day in history.  

Sep 17   Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.  

Sep 18   In the year 1979 bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect  

Sep 18   On this day in history gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60  

Sep 18   Steven Lachs, appointed Calif's first admittedly gay judge on this day in history.  

Sep 19   In the year 1979 robert is born  

Sep 20   Bloodless coup in Central African Rep overthrows Emperor Bokassa I in the year 1979.  

Sep 20   In the year 1979 ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83  

Sep 21   In the year 1979 john McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73  

Sep 23   Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75 in the year 1979.  

Sep 23   On this day in history jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC  

Sep 24   CompuServe system started in the year 1979.  

Sep 26   In the year 1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   In the year 1979 birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

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   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

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   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   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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