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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 26 September 2021

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

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   In the year 1979 president Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh  

Feb 18   In the year 1979 snow falls in the Sahara Desert  

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   In the year 1979 japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)  

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   Cameron Mclanahan is born in California on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1979 w.A.C. Bennett dies at age 78; Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1972  

Feb 24   In the year 1979 highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX  

Feb 24   War between North & South Yemen begins in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history 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   Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71  

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

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   On this day in history voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)  

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

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

Mar 07   On this day in history uSS Constellation and her escort ships were ordered to the Gulf of Aden in response to the conflict between North and South Yemen.  

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

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1979 birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

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

May 19   In the year 1979 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   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 in the year 1979.  

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

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

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

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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