Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 21 June 2021
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 on this day in history.
May 10 In the year 1979 federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing
May 10 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies in the year 1979.
May 10 On this day in history vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
May 11 On this day in history joan Chandler, dies at 55
May 12 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end on this day in history.
May 13 In the year 1979 nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65
May 13 In the year 1979 shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran
May 14 On this day in history paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
May 16 In the year 1979 asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
May 16 FC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel on this day in history.
May 17 On this day in history -12ºF (-11ºC), on top of Mauna Kea HI (state record)
May 17 On this day in history emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
May 19 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3 in the year 1979.
May 19 Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd in the year 1979.
May 19 The President announced he had instructed the U.S. Seventh Fleet to aid the Vietnamese "boat people" and assist them to safety on this day in history.
May 21 On this day in history dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Fransisco mayor Moscone
May 21 Elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR on this day in history.
May 21 Elton John becomes the first western rock 'n roll artist to perform live in USSR in the year 1979.
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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the first of two McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harriers arrived at NATC, Patuxent River for service acceptance trials
May 23 On this day in history hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
May 23 In the year 1979 rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
May 23 In the year 1979 west-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
May 24 Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar on this day in history.
May 24 Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies in the year 1979.
May 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1979.
May 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275 in the year 1979.
May 25 In the year 1979 israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt