Historical Events In 1979
Sunday, 07 March 2021
May 26 On this day in history "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45
May 26 George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75 on this day in history.
May 27 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1979 european Market accepts Greece as member
May 29 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM on this day in history.
May 29 In the year 1979 mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
May 30 In the year 1979 jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82
May 30 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich in the year 1979.
May 30 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80 on this day in history.
May 31 Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies on this day in history.
May 31 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens in the year 1979.
May 31 Zimbabwe proclaims independence on this day in history.
Jun 01 Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91 on this day in history.
Jun 01 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir" in the year 1979.
Jun 02 In the year 1979 jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
Jun 02 In the year 1979 john Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
Jun 02 In the year 1979 nASA launches space vehicle S-198
Jun 02 Pope John Paul II arrives in his native Poland -- the first-ever visit by a pontiff to a Communist country on this day in history.
Jun 03 Arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65 in the year 1979.
Jun 03 The oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled on this day in history.
Jun 04 On this day in history edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
Jun 05 Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53 on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79
Jun 07 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched in the year 1979.
Jun 07 In the year 1979 rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
Jun 08 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history first ever European Assembly elections
Jun 10 Pope John Paul II visits Poland on this day in history.
Jun 11 On this day in history august Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
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 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47 on this day in history.