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.