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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Feb 17   William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   -52 F (-47 C), Old Forge NY (state record) in the year 1979.  

Feb 18   Miniseries "Roots The Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1979 nASA launches space vehicle S-202  

Feb 18   President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Snow falls in the Sahara Desert on this day in history.  

Feb 21   2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km) in the year 1979.  

Feb 22   Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated on this day in history.  

Feb 22   St Lucia gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances  

Feb 23   Cameron Mclanahan is born in California in the year 1979.  

Feb 23   On this day in history frank Peterson Jr named first black general in Marine Corps  

Feb 23   In the year 1979 george Harrison releases "George Harrison" album  

Feb 23   W.A.C. Bennett dies at age 78; Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1972 on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history 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   Total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide in the year 1979.  

Feb 27   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 in the year 1979.  

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   Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73 in the year 1979.  

Mar 02   In the year 1979 edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71  

Mar 04   In the year 1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"  

Mar 04   US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings in the year 1979.  

Mar 05   On this day in history vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81  

Mar 05   Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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   China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam 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   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 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   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.  

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