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