Historical Events In 1979
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Nov 28 On this day in history air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257
Nov 30 In the year 1979 joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
Nov 30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) on this day in history.
Dec 02 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Dec 03 Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 in the year 1979.
Dec 03 Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum on this day in history.
Dec 04 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero) in the year 1979.
Dec 04 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62 in the year 1979.
Dec 07 In the year 1979 cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
Dec 09 On this day in history fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
Dec 10 Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 in the year 1979.
Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 12 On this day in history gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
Dec 12 In the year 1979 rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe
Dec 13 Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies in the year 1979.
Dec 15 In the year 1979 bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
Dec 15 On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
Dec 15 On this day in history world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages
Dec 17 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) in the year 1979.
Dec 17 Driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake,California in the year 1979.
Dec 18 In the year 1979 stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
Dec 19 The Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding on this day in history.
Dec 21 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies in the year 1979.
Dec 21 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game in the year 1979.
Dec 22 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 in the year 1979.
Dec 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched on this day in history.
Dec 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Dec 25 On this day in history joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70
Dec 27 In the year 1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
Dec 27 Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered on this day in history.
Dec 27 Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG in the year 1979.
Dec 27 In the year 1979 russia invades Afghanistan
Dec 27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown on this day in history.