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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 02 July 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   In the year 1979 the US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency.  

Sep 28   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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   Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

Oct 04   Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

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

Oct 06   Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone  

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

Oct 12   Celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 14   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history the first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)  

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   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

Oct 17   Mother Teresa of India, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1979.  

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

Oct 20   On this day in history john F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston  

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

Oct 22   In the year 1979 jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber  

Oct 22   In the year 1979 ousted Shah of Iran arrives in New York for cancer treatment  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

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

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   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

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

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   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

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

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