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Historical Events In 1979

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Oct 24   In the year 1979 guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc  

Oct 26   In the year 1979 jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies  

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

Oct 28   In the year 1979 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.  

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   Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham in the year 1979.  

Nov 01   Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1979 the Greensboro Massacre - Klu Klux Clan shoot 5 members of the communist workers party IN Greensboro, North Carolina,  

Nov 04   On this day in history 500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)  

Nov 05   In the year 1979 al Capp cartoonist (Lil' Abner), dies at 70  

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

Nov 07   Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   In the year 1979 aBC broadcasts "Iran Crisis American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline")  

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

Nov 08   On this day in history sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63  

Nov 09   In the year 1979 lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59  

Nov 10   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 10   On this day in history friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71  

Nov 12   Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1979.  

Nov 12   US halts Iranian oil imports &freezes Iranian assets on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 14   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 british government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring  

Nov 16   Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" on this day in history.  

Nov 17   John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery in the year 1979.  

Nov 19   Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion on this day in history.  

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

Nov 23   In the year 1979 merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68  

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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   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   In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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

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

Jan 09   In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.  

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