Historical Events In 1979
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Jun 14 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands on this day in history.
Jun 15 Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Jun 15 The first space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds on this day in history.
Jun 16 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Jun 16 In the year 1979 carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
Jun 16 H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275 in the year 1979.
Jun 17 In the year 1979 lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
Jun 21 Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49 in the year 1979.
Jun 22 On this day in history emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
Jun 23 The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia" in the year 1979.
Jun 23 The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona" on this day in history.
Jun 26 On this day in history charles Clore, financier, dies
Jun 28 Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84 in the year 1979.
Jun 29 In the year 1979 ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
Jun 30 In the year 1979 alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
Jun 30 In the year 1979 johnny Rotten &Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
Jul 01 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64 on this day in history.
Jul 01 In the year 1979 stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
Jul 04 In Eastern China a 5.4 quake was centered about 225 kilometers southwest of Shanghai in the Liyang area. At least 41 people were reported killed, more than 2,000 were injured on this day in history.
Jul 05 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87 in the year 1979.
Jul 06 In the year 1979 van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35
Jul 07 On this day in history d P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies
Jul 08 On this day in history michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
Jul 08 Voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14) on this day in history.
Jul 09 In the year 1979 betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
Jul 09 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab on this day in history.
Jul 09 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter on this day in history.
Jul 10 Arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra died on this day in history.
Jul 10 Arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84 in the year 1979.
Jul 11 Debris from the US Skylab space station fall on Australia on this day in history.
Jul 11 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates in the year 1979.
Jul 12 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Tigers in the year 1979.
Jul 12 Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Jul 12 Kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.