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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.  

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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   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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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