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Historical Events In 1979

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Apr 10   On this day in history soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian  

Apr 11   Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala on this day in history.  

Apr 12   Soyuz 33 returns to Earth in the year 1979.  

Apr 13   In the year 1979 longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours  

Apr 18   In the year 1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV  

Apr 19   In the year 1979 fCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY)  

Apr 19   On this day in history j C Muzzio discovers asteroid #3666  

Apr 20   On this day in history johnny Carson was said to be leaving "The Tonight Show". Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show  

Apr 20   Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Apr 22   Mick Jaggar & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada on this day in history.  

Apr 24   John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Apr 25   "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premiers on this day in history.  

Apr 25   N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2656 Evenkia & #3653 in the year 1979.  

Apr 27   In the year 1979 george Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86  

Apr 29   Julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

May 01   In the year 1979 berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies  

May 01   In the year 1979 elton John becomes first pop star to perform in Israel  

May 01   On this day in history home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)  

May 01   Marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history 14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win  

May 02   In the year 1979 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win  

May 03   Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76 in the year 1979.  

May 03   Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1979 the Yukon River submerges Dawson under more than two metres of water; downtown declared a disaster area.  

May 04   NASA launches Fltsatcom-2 in the year 1979.  

May 04   The first woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher) is elected in the year 1979.  

May 05   Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

May 05   Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history voyager 1 passes Jupiter  

May 06   In the year 1979 fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters  

May 06   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

May 08   Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 in the year 1979.  

May 08   Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 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   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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

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   In the year 1979 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   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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