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Historical Events In 1979

Monday, 17 May 2021

Sep 02   Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90 in the year 1979.  

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

Sep 04   On this day in history jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76  

Sep 05   Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Bruma on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history eSPN makes its cable-TV broadcast debut.  

Sep 08   Jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40 in the year 1979.  

Sep 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed  

Sep 10   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50  

Sep 16   In the year 1979 nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed  

Sep 17   On this day in history miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71  

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

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   Robert is born in the year 1979.  

Sep 20   On this day in history bloodless coup in Central African Rep overthrows Emperor Bokassa I  

Sep 20   Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83 in the year 1979.  

Sep 21   On this day in history john McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73  

Sep 23   In the year 1979 catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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