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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 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Feb 18   On this day in history nASA launches space vehicle S-202  

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   2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period in the year 1979.  

Feb 21   Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies in the year 1979.  

Feb 21   On this day in history 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   St Lucia gains independence from Britain in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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

Feb 24   Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX in the year 1979.  

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   Total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide in the year 1979.  

Feb 27   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1979 ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York NY  

Feb 28   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"  

Mar 04   On this day in history uS Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings  

Mar 05   In the year 1979 vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81  

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   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   China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam in the year 1979.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

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

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   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

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   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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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