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.