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Historical Events In 1979

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May 09   Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95 in the year 1979.  

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

May 10   On this day in history federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing  

May 10   In the year 1979 john Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies  

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   On this day in history joan Chandler, dies at 55  

May 12   In the year 1979 chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end  

May 13   Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 fC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel  

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

May 17   Emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation on this day in history.  

May 19   "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3 on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Fransisco mayor Moscone in the year 1979.  

May 21   In the year 1979 elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR  

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

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

May 21   In the year 1979 stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1  

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 in the year 1979.  

May 22   Commencement of first ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina) in the year 1979.  

May 22   The first of two McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harriers arrived at NATC, Patuxent River for service acceptance trials on this day in history.  

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

May 23   On this day in history rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy  

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

May 25   On this day in history american Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275  

May 25   Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1979.  

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer  

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

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   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died on this day in history.  

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