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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 09 May 2021

Feb 06   On this day in history alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47  

Feb 06   Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto in the year 1979.  

Feb 07   "Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC in the year 1979.  

Feb 07   Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds President Boumédienne in Algeria in the year 1979.  

Feb 07   On this day in history faoud Bacchus scores 250 for West Indies vs India at Kanpur  

Feb 07   Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns in the year 1979.  

Feb 07   Neptune becomes farthest planet from the sun in our solar system (will remain that way for 20 years) on this day in history.  

Feb 07   On this day in history pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles  

Feb 08   Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

Feb 08   On this day in history the Secretary of the Navy announced that the helicopter portion of the Navy's LAMPS MK III was to be known officially as the Seahawk  

Feb 08   In the year 1979 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 09   21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey in the year 1979.  

Feb 09   In the year 1979 aBC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special  

Feb 09   On this day in history beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"  

Feb 09   In the year 1979 c I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies  

Feb 09   Nigeria amends constitution on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1  

Feb 11   In the year 1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC  

Feb 11   Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation in the year 1979.  

Feb 11   Followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in Iran on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances  

Feb 12   In the year 1979 jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84  

Feb 13   2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm in the year 1979.  

Feb 14   Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered on this day in history.  

Feb 15   21st Grammy Awards Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey win in the year 1979.  

Feb 15   In the year 1979 alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51  

Feb 15   In the year 1979 paul Shirley (21) of Australia, sucked a lifesaver for 4 hours 40 minutes  

Feb 15   In the year 1979 temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show  

Feb 15   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 16   George Harrison releases "Blow Away" in the year 1979.  

Feb 16   Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58 in the year 1979.  

Feb 16   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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