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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Sep 26   Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68 in the year 1979.  

Sep 27   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

Sep 28   Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26 in the year 1979.  

Sep 28   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1979 roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81  

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

Oct 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history pope John Paul II is First Pope to visit the White House  

Oct 08   On this day in history june Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68  

Oct 10   In the year 1979 panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone  

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   Clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Oct 14   On this day in history 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   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   D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1 20 06.8 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 18   "Beatlemania" opens in London on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 22   Jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber on this day in history.  

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

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

May 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

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 in the year 1979.  

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