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Historical Events In 1979

Monday, 28 September 2020

Sep 26   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history the US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency.  

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

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

Sep 29   In the year 1979 gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Oct 10   On this day in history panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone  

Oct 10   In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 15   NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier on this day in history.  

Oct 15   The first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 d Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1 20 06.8  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

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

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

Oct 22   Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   In the year 1979 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 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   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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