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Historical Events In 1979

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 10   John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 joan Chandler, dies at 55  

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

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

May 13   Shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran in the year 1979.  

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   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   On this day in history emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation  

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

May 19   Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 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   On this day in history national Volksraad installed in Namibia  

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

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   Commencement of first ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina) on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1979.  

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

May 24   Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies in the year 1979.  

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

May 25   American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275 in the year 1979.  

May 25   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  

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

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   In the year 1979 birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.  

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1979 death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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