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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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   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 in the year 1979.  

Sep 29   Pope John Paul II becomes first pope to visit Ireland on this day in history.  

Oct 01   On this day in history 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   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   Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 pope John Paul II is First Pope to visit the White House  

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

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   Celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

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 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   On this day in history john Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81  

Oct 17   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

Oct 22   On this day in history walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest  

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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 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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

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

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   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

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

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