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Historical Events In 1979

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Nov 28   Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 in the year 1979.  

Nov 30   In the year 1979 joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69  

Nov 30   In the year 1979 ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)  

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

Dec 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 15   In the year 1979 deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama  

Dec 15   World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages in the year 1979.  

Dec 17   Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) on this day in history.  

Dec 17   In the year 1979 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.  

Dec 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   On this day in history 1st Ariane-rocket launched  

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

Dec 25   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

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   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

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

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