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