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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Apr 10   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 soyuz 33 returns to Earth  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 john Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72  

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

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

Apr 27   George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone" in the year 1979.  

Apr 28   On this day in history feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86  

Apr 29   On this day in history 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   Elton John becomes first pop star to perform in Israel on this day in history.  

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

May 01   In the year 1979 marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing  

May 02   In the year 1979 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   Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76 in the year 1979.  

May 03   On this day in history margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Voyager 1 passes Jupiter on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters  

May 06   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1979.  

May 08   Radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3 on this day in history.  

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   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 21   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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 in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1979.  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  

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

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