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Historical Events In 1979

Saturday, 04 July 2020

May 26   "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45 on this day in history.  

May 26   George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

May 27   In the year 1979 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   Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86 in the year 1979.  

May 30   On this day in history jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82  

May 30   Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1979 percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80  

May 31   In the year 1979 nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies  

May 31   Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens on this day in history.  

May 31   Zimbabwe proclaims independence in the year 1979.  

Jun 01   On this day in history jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91  

Jun 01   Wings release "Old Siam, Sir" in the year 1979.  

Jun 02   Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45 in the year 1979.  

Jun 02   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 the oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled  

Jun 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1979 the Source, first computer public information service, goes online  

Jun 08   In the year 1979 wings release "Back to the Egg" album  

Jun 09   In the year 1979 michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes  

Jun 10   First ever European Assembly elections on this day in history.  

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

Jun 11   In the year 1979 august Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85  

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

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   In the year 1979 birth of james McAvoy, Scottish actor  

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

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

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

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   Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.  

Jan 04   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  

Jan 05   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  

Jan 07   In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 09   In the year 1979 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   In the year 1979 death of donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33  

Jan 14   In the year 1979 death of thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)  

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