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Historical Events In 1979

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May 09   In the year 1979 cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95  

May 09   US &USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons in the year 1979.  

May 10   In the year 1979 federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing  

May 10   John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1979 vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka  

May 11   Joan Chandler, dies at 55 in the year 1979.  

May 12   Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65  

May 13   In the year 1979 shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran  

May 14   In the year 1979 paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57  

May 16   Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90 in the year 1979.  

May 16   On this day in history fC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel  

May 17   In the year 1979 -12F (-11C), on top of Mauna Kea HI (state record)  

May 17   Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation in the year 1979.  

May 19   In the year 1979 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3  

May 19   In the year 1979 guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd  

May 19   On this day in history the President announced he had instructed the U.S. Seventh Fleet to aid the Vietnamese "boat people" and assist them to safety  

May 21   On this day in history dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Fransisco mayor Moscone  

May 21   On this day in history elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR  

May 21   Elton John becomes the first western rock 'n roll artist to perform live in USSR on this day in history.  

May 21   National Volksraad installed in Namibia in the year 1979.  

May 21   Stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

May 21   Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1 in the year 1979.  

May 22   Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau but not for long on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1979 commencement of first ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina)  

May 22   In the year 1979 the first of two McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harriers arrived at NATC, Patuxent River for service acceptance trials  

May 23   Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79 in the year 1979.  

May 23   Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy in the year 1979.  

May 23   West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar  

May 24   In the year 1979 jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies  

May 24   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

May 25   In the year 1979 american Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275  

May 25   In the year 1979 israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt  

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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   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   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1979 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   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

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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