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