Historical Events In 1979
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
May 26 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45 on this day in history.
May 26 In the year 1979 george Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
May 27 On this day in history pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop
May 28 European Market accepts Greece as member in the year 1979.
May 29 In the year 1979 bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM
May 29 On this day in history mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
May 30 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82 on this day in history.
May 30 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich in the year 1979.
May 30 In the year 1979 percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
May 31 On this day in history nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies
May 31 In the year 1979 radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
May 31 In the year 1979 zimbabwe proclaims independence
Jun 01 Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91 in the year 1979.
Jun 01 On this day in history wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
Jun 02 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45 in the year 1979.
Jun 02 On this day in history john Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
Jun 02 NASA launches space vehicle S-198 on this day in history.
Jun 02 In the year 1979 pope John Paul II arrives in his native Poland -- the first-ever visit by a pontiff to a Communist country.
Jun 03 Arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65 in the year 1979.
Jun 03 On this day in history the oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled
Jun 04 In the year 1979 edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
Jun 05 On this day in history pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53
Jun 06 Jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79 in the year 1979.
Jun 07 On this day in history bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
Jun 07 In the year 1979 rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
Jun 08 In the year 1979 herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
Jun 08 On this day in history the Source, first computer public information service, goes online
Jun 08 In the year 1979 wings release "Back to the Egg" album
Jun 09 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes in the year 1979.
Jun 10 On this day in history first ever European Assembly elections
Jun 10 On this day in history pope John Paul II visits Poland
Jun 11 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85 in the year 1979.
Jun 12 In the year 1979 bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
Jun 13 On this day in history darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47