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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

Sep 26   In the year 1979 arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68  

Sep 27   On this day in history gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81  

Sep 27   The US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26 on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Larry Holmes (retain championship) KOs Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds in the year 1979.  

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

Sep 29   On this day in history pope John Paul II becomes first pope to visit Ireland  

Oct 01   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.) on this day in history.  

Oct 01   Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81 in the year 1979.  

Oct 01   In the year 1979 uS returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)  

Oct 03   In the year 1979 charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles  

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

Oct 05   Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 06   In the year 1979 elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68  

Oct 06   Pope John Paul II is First Pope to visit the White House on this day in history.  

Oct 08   June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone in the year 1979.  

Oct 10   On this day in history paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93  

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

Oct 13   Clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90 in the year 1979.  

Oct 14   On this day in history nHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretsky scores his First NHL goal  

Oct 15   In the year 1979 nY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier  

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

Oct 17   On this day in history 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.  

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

Oct 17   On this day in history d Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8  

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

Oct 17   In the year 1979 mother Teresa of India, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize  

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

Oct 20   In the year 1979 john F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston  

Oct 22   In the year 1979 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   Ousted Shah of Iran arrives in New York for cancer treatment on this day in history.  

Oct 22   Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest in the year 1979.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   In the year 1979 birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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

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