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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  

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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   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

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 in the year 1979.  

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

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

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