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Historical Events In 1979

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Feb 17   On this day in history william Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73  

Feb 18   In the year 1979 -52 F (-47 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh in the year 1979.  

Feb 18   Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in the year 1979.  

Feb 21   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1979 st Lucia gains independence from Britain  

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

Feb 23   On this day in history cameron Mclanahan is born in California  

Feb 23   In the year 1979 frank Peterson Jr named first black general in Marine Corps  

Feb 23   George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album in the year 1979.  

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

Feb 24   Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX on this day in history.  

Feb 24   War between North & South Yemen begins on this day in history.  

Feb 25   On this day in history soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station  

Feb 26   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1979 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   Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York NY in the year 1979.  

Feb 28   On this day in history jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52  

Mar 01   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 uS Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings  

Mar 05   Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   Voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles) in the year 1979.  

Mar 06   In the year 1979 charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83  

Mar 07   In the year 1979 guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84  

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 in the year 1979.  

Mar 08   On this day in history china withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

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

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