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Historical Events In 1979

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Oct 24   On this day in history guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc  

Oct 26   Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide on this day in history.  

Oct 28   USS Kitty Hawk and her escort ships were directed to operate south of the Korean peninsula in response to the assassination of South Korean President Park on 26 October on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 1979 50 years after the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protestors fail to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.  

Oct 30   NASA launches space vehicle S-203 in the year 1979.  

Oct 30   On this day in history richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham  

Nov 01   Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler in the year 1979.  

Nov 01   Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death on this day in history.  

Nov 01   In the year 1979 tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster  

Nov 03   63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran) in the year 1979.  

Nov 03   On this day in history the Greensboro Massacre - Klu Klux Clan shoot 5 members of the communist workers party IN Greensboro, North Carolina,  

Nov 04   500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days) in the year 1979.  

Nov 05   Al Capp cartoonist (Lil' Abner), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Nov 05   On this day in history al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70  

Nov 07   On this day in history amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71  

Nov 08   ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline") on this day in history.  

Nov 08   ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline") on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Nov 09   On this day in history lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59  

Nov 10   In the year 1979 cP Rail no. 54 suffers a hot axle box and derails 24 cars containing dangerous commodities, in Mississaugua, Ont. Almost a quarter of a million people were evacuated for periods of up to five days.  

Nov 10   Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.  

Nov 12   In the year 1979 dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85  

Nov 12   US halts Iranian oil imports &freezes Iranian assets in the year 1979.  

Nov 13   In the year 1979 rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93  

Nov 13   Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President in the year 1979.  

Nov 14   On this day in history bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies  

Nov 15   On this day in history aBC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage  

Nov 15   British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring in the year 1979.  

Nov 16   Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" in the year 1979.  

Nov 17   On this day in history john Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery  

Nov 19   In the year 1979 chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion  

Nov 22   In the year 1979 anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63  

Nov 23   Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 07   On this day in history birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 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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