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Historical Events In 1979

Friday, 27 May 2022

Nov 28   Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) in the year 1979.  

Dec 02   In the year 1979 vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72  

Dec 03   In the year 1979 christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400  

Dec 03   Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum in the year 1979.  

Dec 04   In the year 1979 liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)  

Dec 04   On this day in history robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62  

Dec 07   Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies in the year 1979.  

Dec 09   On this day in history fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84  

Dec 10   In the year 1979 ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67  

Dec 11   In the year 1979 claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66  

Dec 12   Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce in the year 1979.  

Dec 12   Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe in the year 1979.  

Dec 13   In the year 1979 jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66  

Dec 14   Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 15   Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 in the year 1979.  

Dec 15   Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama in the year 1979.  

Dec 15   In the year 1979 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   Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies  

Dec 21   Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on this day in history.  

Dec 22   On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  

Dec 24   1st Ariane-rocket launched in the year 1979.  

Dec 24   Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70  

Dec 27   "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV in the year 1979.  

Dec 27   In the year 1979 hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered  

Dec 27   In the year 1979 red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG  

Dec 27   On this day in history russia invades Afghanistan  

Dec 27   On this day in history soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown  

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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   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died in the year 1979.  

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