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Historical Events In 1979

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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 -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 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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   In the year 1979 birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 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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