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Historical Events In 1979

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

May 26   In the year 1979 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45  

May 26   George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75 in the year 1979.  

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   On this day in history bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM  

May 29   Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86 in the year 1979.  

May 30   Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82 in the year 1979.  

May 30   Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich in the year 1979.  

May 30   On this day in history percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80  

May 31   Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies in the year 1979.  

May 31   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 wings release "Old Siam, Sir"  

Jun 02   On this day in history jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45  

Jun 02   John Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland) on this day in history.  

Jun 02   NASA launches space vehicle S-198 in the year 1979.  

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   In the year 1979 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   Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53 in the year 1979.  

Jun 06   In the year 1979 jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79  

Jun 07   Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion on this day in history.  

Jun 08   In the year 1979 herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79  

Jun 08   The Source, first computer public information service, goes online in the year 1979.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 10   In the year 1979 first ever European Assembly elections  

Jun 10   In the year 1979 pope John Paul II visits Poland  

Jun 11   On this day in history august Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85  

Jun 12   On this day in history bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min  

Jun 13   In the year 1979 darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47  

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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   On this day in history birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  

May 19   Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 19   In the year 1979 birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  

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

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   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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