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Historical Events In 1979

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 13   Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours in the year 1979.  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   On this day in history peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60  

Apr 22   On this day in history mick Jaggar & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada  

Apr 24   On this day in history john Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72  

Apr 25   "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premiers in the year 1979.  

Apr 25   On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2656 Evenkia & #3653  

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

Apr 28   Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

Apr 29   In the year 1979 julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55  

May 01   On this day in history berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies  

May 01   On this day in history elton John becomes first pop star to perform in Israel  

May 01   Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) in the year 1979.  

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

May 03   On this day in history erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76  

May 03   Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister in the year 1979.  

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

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

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

May 05   In the year 1979 masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting  

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   Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters in the year 1979.  

May 06   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3  

May 08   In the year 1979 talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   On this day in history 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   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   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   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 in the year 1979.  

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