Historical Events In 1979
Friday, 27 May 2022
Nov 28 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.
Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Nov 30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) in the year 1979.
Dec 02 In the year 1979 vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
Dec 03 In the year 1979 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 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 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies in the year 1979.
Dec 09 On this day in history fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
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 in the year 1979.
Dec 12 Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe in the year 1979.
Dec 13 In the year 1979 jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
Dec 14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies on this day in history.
Dec 15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 15 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama in the year 1979.
Dec 15 In the year 1979 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 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 In the year 1979 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 On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
Dec 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched in the year 1979.
Dec 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 25 On this day in history joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70
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 In the year 1979 red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG
Dec 27 On this day in history russia invades Afghanistan
Dec 27 On this day in history soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown