Historical Events In 1979
Thursday, 28 September 2023
Jan 01 International Year of the Child begins on this day in history.
Jan 01 On this day in history uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins on this day in history.
Jan 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 on this day in history.
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 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 05 Jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56 in the year 1979.
Jan 07 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1979 zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
Jan 08 On this day in history 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 08 Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord in the year 1979.
Jan 08 Today Show gets a new theme song on this day in history.
Jan 08 On this day in history vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
Jan 09 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 in the year 1979.
Jan 09 On this day in history bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
Jan 09 On this day in history k-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
Jan 09 In the year 1979 supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Jan 10 Entertainer of the Year Awards in the year 1979.
Jan 11 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.
Jan 12 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win in the year 1979.
Jan 12 In the year 1979 los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
Jan 12 On this day in history record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
Jan 13 On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
Jan 13 On this day in history donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song in the year 1979.
Jan 14 In the year 1979 president Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
Jan 16 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1979.
Jan 16 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt in the year 1979.
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 On this day in history uSSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18 In the year 1979 cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
Jan 19 On this day in history john N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison