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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Mar 08   Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale on this day in history.  

Mar 08   The first extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io) on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   On this day in history bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters  

Mar 09   On this day in history france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Mar 11   In the year 1979 randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game  

Mar 11   In the year 1979 victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88  

Mar 13   In the year 1979 european Monetary System is established, ECU created  

Mar 13   In the year 1979 gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement  

Mar 14   Near Coast of Guerrero, Mexico a 7.6 earthquake was centered about 250 km south of Mexico City. At least five people were reported killed on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Peter Lougheed 1928- wins third term in provincial election and so continues the Tory Blue Rule in the year 1979.  

Mar 15   In the year 1979 apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80  

Mar 16   CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Mar 17   In the year 1979 merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies  

Mar 17   In the year 1979 world Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR  

Mar 18   Battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday Iran on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65 in the year 1979.  

Mar 19   House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN in the year 1979.  

Mar 20   In the year 1979 columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center  

Mar 20   In the year 1979 the last variant of the P-2 Neptune rolled off the production line at ceremonies in Japan. This was the longest production run of any aircraft type in history, 34 years from the first model which was built in 1945  

Mar 21   Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt in the year 1979.  

Mar 23   In a ceremony at NAS Norfolk, Vice Admiral Forrest S. Petersen transferred ownership of the last Kawanishi H8K2 flying boat to the Japanese Museum of Maritime Science on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Mar 24   On this day in history columbia flown on aircraft carrier lands at Kennedy Space Center  

Mar 24   First appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes on this day in history.  

Mar 24   On this day in history yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53  

Mar 25   ... Sykes, British ambassador in The Hague, murdered on this day in history.  

Mar 25   On this day in history major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest  

Mar 26   Camp David peace treaty between Israel &Egypt in the year 1979.  

Mar 26   On this day in history jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63  

Mar 27   On this day in history ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82  

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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   On this day in history birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born in the year 1979.  

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   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 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   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

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