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Historical Events In 1979

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jan 19   On this day in history paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies  

Jan 21   Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer) on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 25   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 26   Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 29   In the year 1979 brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"  

Jan 29   In the year 1979 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   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   In the year 1979 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   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   In the year 1979 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   "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies  

Feb 03   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne  

Feb 03   In the year 1979 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

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   On this day in history 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   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   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

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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