Historical Events In 1979
Thursday, 01 October 2020
Jan 19 On this day in history paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
Jan 21 On this day in history neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
Jan 21 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce in the year 1979.
Jan 22 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes in the year 1979.
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 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87 in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff
Jan 26 On this day in history "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland
Jan 26 On this day in history former U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller dies in New York at age 70.
Jan 26 In the year 1979 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 36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight &Jane Fonda in the year 1979.
Jan 29 Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" on this day in history.
Jan 29 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 in the year 1979.
Jan 29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC in the year 1979.
Jan 29 President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years on this day in history.
Jan 30 In the year 1979 iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France.
Jan 30 Rhodesia agrees to new constitution in the year 1979.
Jan 30 Rhodesian whites vote to transfer to majority rule in the year 1979.
Feb 01 On this day in history ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile.
Feb 01 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Feb 01 Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst leaves federal prison when her sentence for bank robbery is commuted by President Jimmy Carter on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 02 On this day in history jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
Feb 03 On this day in history "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
Feb 03 Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies on this day in history.
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 in the year 1979.
Feb 05 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time on this day in history.
Feb 05 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies on this day in history.