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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1979

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   On this day in history birth of jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)  

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 28   Bahram Radan, Iranian actor was born in the year 1979.  

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  

May 07   Katie Douglas, American basketball player was born in the year 1979.  

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

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  

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   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  

Jan 04   Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack in the year 1979.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1979 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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