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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Sep 02   In the year 1979 felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90  

Sep 03   On this day in history hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000  

Sep 04   In the year 1979 jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76  

Sep 05   Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Bruma in the year 1979.  

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

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

Sep 07   ESPN makes its cable-TV broadcast debut on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 09   John McEnroe beats Vitas Gerulaitis, for the US Open Tennis title in the year 1979.  

Sep 09   On this day in history sid Bernstein offers $« billion for a Beatle reunion  

Sep 09   In the year 1979 solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73  

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

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

Sep 10   Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

Sep 10   London talks on the Zimbabwe Rhodesian constitution open in the year 1979.  

Sep 12   Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies in the year 1979.  

Sep 13   In the year 1979 south Africa grants Venda independence (Not recognized out of S Afr)  

Sep 14   In the year 1979 raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80  

Sep 14   Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC & back to Yates Center, Ks in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Sep 17   In the year 1979 miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71  

Sep 18   Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect in the year 1979.  

Sep 18   Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Sep 18   In the year 1979 steven Lachs, appointed Calif's first admittedly gay judge  

Sep 19   On this day in history robert is born  

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

Sep 20   On this day in history ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83  

Sep 21   John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73 in the year 1979.  

Sep 23   Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Sep 23   In the year 1979 jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC  

Sep 24   On this day in history compuServe system started  

Sep 26   1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million on this day in history.  

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

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

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

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