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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Feb 17   William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   -52 F (-47 C), Old Forge NY (state record) on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1979 miniseries "Roots The Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV  

Feb 18   In the year 1979 nASA launches space vehicle S-202  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1979 japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)  

Feb 22   In the year 1979 cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated  

Feb 22   In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.  

Feb 23   Frank Peterson Jr named first black general in Marine Corps in the year 1979.  

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   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   Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 01   Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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   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   Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84 in the year 1979.  

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

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

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

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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