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