Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 27 March 2023
Jan 01 In the year 1979 international Year of the Child begins
Jan 01 In the year 1979 uS & China (People's Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 02 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spingen begins in the year 1979.
Jan 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91 in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
Jan 05 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56 in the year 1979.
Jan 05 In the year 1979 jazz bassist Charles Mingus dies of a heart attack at age 56.
Jan 07 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge on this day in history.
Jan 07 On this day in history zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
Jan 08 On this day in history 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 08 On this day in history argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
Jan 08 On this day in history today Show gets a new theme song
Jan 08 In the year 1979 vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
Jan 09 On this day in history avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
Jan 09 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin in the year 1979.
Jan 09 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste" on this day in history.
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 Entertainer of the Year Awards on this day in history.
Jan 11 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63 in the year 1979.
Jan 12 In the year 1979 6th American Music Award Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
Jan 12 Los Angeles's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham on this day in history.
Jan 12 Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100 in the year 1979.
Jan 13 On this day in history charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
Jan 13 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 on this day in history.
Jan 13 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song on this day in history.
Jan 14 On this day in history president Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
Jan 16 In the year 1979 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
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 In the year 1979 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
Jan 17 In the year 1979 uSSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Jan 19 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison on this day in history.
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