Historical Events In 1979
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Nov 28 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Dec 12 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce on this day in history.
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 In the year 1979 nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
Dec 15 In the year 1979 bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
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) in the year 1979.
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 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 On this day in history bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
Dec 21 In the year 1979 gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
Dec 22 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 in the year 1979.
Dec 24 In the year 1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched
Dec 24 On this day in history dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
Dec 25 Joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 27 Russia invades Afghanistan on this day in history.
Dec 27 On this day in history soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown