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Historical Events In 1979

Friday, 14 May 2021

Sep 26   On this day in history arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68  

Sep 27   In the year 1979 gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81  

Sep 27   In the year 1979 the US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency.  

Sep 28   In the year 1979 jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26  

Sep 28   Larry Holmes (retain championship) KOs Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds on this day in history.  

Sep 29   Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong on this day in history.  

Sep 29   Pope John Paul II becomes first pope to visit Ireland on this day in history.  

Oct 01   In the year 1979 president Jimmy Carter awards the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to former naval aviators Neil Armstrong, CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN (Ret.), COL John Glenn, USMC (Ret.), and RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.)  

Oct 01   Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Oct 01   US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal) in the year 1979.  

Oct 03   Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles in the year 1979.  

Oct 04   In the year 1979 christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56  

Oct 05   In the year 1979 charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies  

Oct 06   On this day in history elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68  

Oct 06   In the year 1979 pope John Paul II is First Pope to visit the White House  

Oct 08   In the year 1979 june Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68  

Oct 10   Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93 in the year 1979.  

Oct 12   In the year 1979 celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82  

Oct 13   In the year 1979 clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90  

Oct 14   In the year 1979 nHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretsky scores his First NHL goal  

Oct 15   NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier in the year 1979.  

Oct 15   In the year 1979 the first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)  

Oct 17   1,800 Marines landed in Guantanamo Bay as a demonstration of naval power in the wake of the Soviet refusal to withdraw the Russian combat brigade in Cuba on this day in history.  

Oct 17   D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1 20 06.8 in the year 1979.  

Oct 17   D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8 on this day in history.  

Oct 17   John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Oct 17   Mother Teresa of India, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in history.  

Oct 18   In the year 1979 "Beatlemania" opens in London  

Oct 20   John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston in the year 1979.  

Oct 22   On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment  

Oct 22   On this day in history jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber  

Oct 22   On this day in history ousted Shah of Iran arrives in New York for cancer treatment  

Oct 22   In the year 1979 walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest  

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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   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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