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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Feb 06   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history "Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC  

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

Feb 07   Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for West Indies vs India at Kanpur on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 07   Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles in the year 1979.  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1979 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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special in the year 1979.  

Feb 09   Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind" on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history c I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies  

Feb 09   On this day in history nigeria amends constitution  

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

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 in the year 1979.  

Feb 11   Musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances in the year 1979.  

Feb 12   On this day in history jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84  

Feb 13   2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation in the year 1979.  

Feb 13   Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84 in the year 1979.  

Feb 13   Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm on this day in history.  

Feb 14   On this day in history adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered  

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

Feb 15   Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 15   Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show on this day in history.  

Feb 15   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1979.  

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

Feb 16   In the year 1979 louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58  

Feb 16   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR 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   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born in the year 1979.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 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   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   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

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

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