Historical Events In 1979
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Oct 24 In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.
Oct 29 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Nov 01 Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler in the year 1979.
Nov 01 On this day in history jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
Nov 01 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster in the year 1979.
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 04 500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days) on this day in history.
Nov 05 On this day in history al Capp cartoonist (Lil' Abner), dies at 70
Nov 05 In the year 1979 al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
Nov 07 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71 in the year 1979.
Nov 08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline") on this day in history.
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 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59 in the year 1979.
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93
Nov 13 Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President in the year 1979.
Nov 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies on this day in history.
Nov 15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage on this day in history.
Nov 15 In the year 1979 british government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
Nov 16 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"
Nov 17 On this day in history john Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
Nov 19 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion on this day in history.
Nov 22 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Nov 23 Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68 on this day in history.