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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Mar 08   On this day in history shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale  

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

Mar 09   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

Mar 11   On this day in history randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game  

Mar 11   On this day in history victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88  

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

Mar 13   Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement on this day in history.  

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   Apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies on this day in history.  

Mar 17   World Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR on this day in history.  

Mar 18   In the year 1979 battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday Iran  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1979.  

Mar 22   On this day in history 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 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 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 first appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes  

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

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

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born on this day in history.  

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

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

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1979 death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.  

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