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