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 -52º F (-47º 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