Historical Events In 1979
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Jan 01 In the year 1979 international Year of the Child begins
Jan 01 On this day in history uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 On this day in history sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins
Jan 03 In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
Jan 04 In the year 1979 an out-of-court settlement awards $675,000 to the victims of the Kent State massacre of 1970 (made famous by the CSNY song Ohio).
Jan 04 On this day in history charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
Jan 05 On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
Jan 05 Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56 in the year 1979.
Jan 07 On this day in history vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Jan 07 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1979.
Jan 08 In the year 1979 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 08 On this day in history argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
Jan 08 Today Show gets a new theme song in the year 1979.
Jan 08 In the year 1979 vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
Jan 09 In the year 1979 avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
Jan 09 In the year 1979 bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
Jan 09 In the year 1979 k-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
Jan 09 On this day in history supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Jan 10 On this day in history entertainer of the Year Awards
Jan 11 On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
Jan 12 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win on this day in history.
Jan 12 In the year 1979 los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
Jan 12 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 in the year 1979.
Jan 13 Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam on this day in history.
Jan 13 On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13 In the year 1979 yMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
Jan 14 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday on this day in history.
Jan 16 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.
Jan 16 In the year 1979 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
Jan 16 In the year 1979 the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country
Jan 17 On this day in history shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
Jan 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test on this day in history.
Jan 18 On this day in history cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
Jan 19 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison in the year 1979.