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 -52º F (-47º 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.