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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Oct 24   Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc on this day in history.  

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 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   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   On this day in history jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death  

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71  

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

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

Nov 10   On this day in history 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   Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   On this day in history uS halts Iranian oil imports &freezes Iranian assets  

Nov 13   Rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 16   In the year 1979 paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"  

Nov 17   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1979 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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