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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jan 19   In the year 1979 paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies  

Jan 21   Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer) in the year 1979.  

Jan 21   Price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 24   In the year 1979 jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51  

Jan 24   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 25   J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87 in the year 1979.  

Jan 25   In the year 1979 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  

Jan 25   On this day in history pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff  

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   Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands in the year 1979.  

Jan 26   Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 30   On this day in history iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France.  

Jan 30   Rhodesia agrees to new constitution on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history rhodesian whites vote to transfer to majority rule  

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   In the year 1979 newspaper heiress Patty Hearst leaves federal prison when her sentence for bank robbery is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.  

Feb 01   In the year 1979 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

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   Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 03   US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne in the year 1979.  

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

Feb 05   Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time in the year 1979.  

Feb 05   Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies in the year 1979.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died in the year 1979.  

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