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 -52º F (-47º 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