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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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   On this day in history barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64  

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

Mar 09   France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

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

Mar 11   Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88 in the year 1979.  

Mar 13   European Monetary System is established, ECU created in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 peter Lougheed 1928- wins third term in provincial election and so continues the Tory Blue Rule  

Mar 15   On this day in history apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80  

Mar 16   On this day in history cBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney  

Mar 16   Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday Iran  

Mar 19   On this day in history al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65  

Mar 19   House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN on this day in history.  

Mar 20   Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center in the year 1979.  

Mar 20   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 in the year 1979.  

Mar 21   Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel in the year 1979.  

Mar 22   In the year 1979 ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78  

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

Mar 23   In the year 1979 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.  

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

Mar 24   Columbia flown on aircraft carrier lands at Kennedy Space Center in the year 1979.  

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

Mar 24   Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53 in the year 1979.  

Mar 25   ... Sykes, British ambassador in The Hague, murdered in the year 1979.  

Mar 25   Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest in the year 1979.  

Mar 26   Camp David peace treaty between Israel &Egypt on this day in history.  

Mar 26   In the year 1979 jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63  

Mar 27   Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

May 19   Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

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