Historical Events In 1979
Saturday, 13 August 2022
Feb 17 William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 18 On this day in history -52º F (-47º C), Old Forge NY (state record)
Feb 18 Miniseries "Roots The Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.
Feb 18 NASA launches space vehicle S-202 in the year 1979.
Feb 18 On this day in history president Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
Feb 18 In the year 1979 snow falls in the Sahara Desert
Feb 21 In the year 1979 2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period
Feb 21 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies in the year 1979.
Feb 21 In the year 1979 japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)
Feb 22 On this day in history cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated
Feb 22 On this day in history st Lucia gains independence from Britain
Feb 23 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances in the year 1979.
Feb 23 Cameron Mclanahan is born in California on this day in history.
Feb 23 In the year 1979 frank Peterson Jr named first black general in Marine Corps
Feb 23 On this day in history george Harrison releases "George Harrison" album
Feb 23 W.A.C. Bennett dies at age 78; Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1972 in the year 1979.
Feb 24 In the year 1979 highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX
Feb 24 On this day in history war between North & South Yemen begins
Feb 25 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station on this day in history.
Feb 26 In the year 1979 a total eclipse of the sun casts a huge shadow from Oregon to North Dakota.
Feb 26 In the year 1979 total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide
Feb 27 On this day in history the Navy took delivery of the last A-4 Skyhawk from the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, setting a record for the longest production run for any U.S. military aircraft.
Feb 28 In the year 1979 ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York NY
Feb 28 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52 in the year 1979.
Mar 01 On this day in history dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
Mar 02 Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Mar 04 200th episode of "All in the Family" on this day in history.
Mar 04 US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings in the year 1979.
Mar 05 In the year 1979 vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
Mar 05 On this day in history voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
Mar 06 In the year 1979 charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
Mar 07 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84 in the year 1979.
Mar 07 USS Constellation and her escort ships were ordered to the Gulf of Aden in response to the conflict between North and South Yemen on this day in history.
Mar 08 In the year 1979 china withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam