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Historical Events In 1979

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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 in the year 1979.  

Oct 27   In the year 1979 voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide  

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   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   On this day in history nASA launches space vehicle S-203  

Oct 30   In the year 1979 richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham  

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 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)  

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

Nov 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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 aBC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline")  

Nov 08   In the year 1979 sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63  

Nov 09   Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Nov 12   Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   In the year 1979 uS halts Iranian oil imports &freezes Iranian assets  

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

Nov 13   Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President on this day in history.  

Nov 14   Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies in the year 1979.  

Nov 15   ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage in the year 1979.  

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" 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 in the year 1979.  

Nov 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

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

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