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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 07 August 2022

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) in the year 1979.  

Mar 09   Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64 in the year 1979.  

Mar 09   Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters in the year 1979.  

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

Mar 11   Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 in the year 1979.  

Mar 14   Peter Lougheed 1928- wins third term in provincial election and so continues the Tory Blue Rule on this day in history.  

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

Mar 16   CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney in the year 1979.  

Mar 16   In the year 1979 jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90  

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

Mar 17   World Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk and G Karponosov USSR in the year 1979.  

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

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 in the year 1979.  

Mar 20   Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history 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   On this day in history egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71  

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

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

Mar 25   Major riot at Bourda prevents day's play in WSC Supertest on this day in history.  

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

Mar 26   Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

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

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack on this day in history.  

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   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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