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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Jan 19   Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies in the year 1979.  

Jan 21   In the year 1979 neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)  

Jan 21   On this day in history price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce  

Jan 22   Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51 in the year 1979.  

Jan 24   In the year 1979 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Jan 25   In the year 1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan  

Jan 25   On this day in history j Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87  

Jan 25   Jean-Luc Pepin and John Robarts release the Report of the Task Force on Canadian Unity; recommend that Quebec should have the power to maintain its language and culture, and that federal powers be reduce on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff on this day in history.  

Jan 26   "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history former U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller dies in New York at age 70.  

Jan 26   On this day in history music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands  

Jan 26   On this day in history nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70  

Jan 27   In the year 1979 36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight &Jane Fonda  

Jan 29   Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" in the year 1979.  

Jan 29   On this day in history chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping is welcomed to the White House by U.S. President Jimmy Carter Carter, as the two countries re-establish formal relations.  

Jan 29   In the year 1979 chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC  

Jan 29   On this day in history president Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years  

Jan 30   Iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France in the year 1979.  

Jan 30   On this day in history rhodesia agrees to new constitution  

Jan 30   Rhodesian whites vote to transfer to majority rule in the year 1979.  

Feb 01   In the year 1979 ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile.  

Feb 01   In the year 1979 mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60  

Feb 01   Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst leaves federal prison when her sentence for bank robbery is commuted by President Jimmy Carter in the year 1979.  

Feb 01   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1979 jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide  

Feb 03   "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart on this day in history.  

Feb 03   In the year 1979 jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies  

Feb 03   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne on this day in history.  

Feb 03   US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time  

Feb 05   In the year 1979 eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies  

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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   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   In the year 1979 birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

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

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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