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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   On this day in history joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69  

Nov 30   On this day in history ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)  

Dec 02   Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1979.  

Dec 03   Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 in the year 1979.  

Dec 03   On this day in history eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.  

Dec 04   Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero) in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 10   On this day in history ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67  

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

Dec 13   On this day in history jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 15   In the year 1979 world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages  

Dec 17   In the year 1979 budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)  

Dec 17   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  

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

Dec 24   In the year 1979 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   "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   Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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