Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
Jun 14 In the year 1979 rock group "Little Feat" disbands
Jun 15 Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67 in the year 1979.
Jun 15 In the year 1979 the first space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
Jun 16 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Jun 16 On this day in history carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
Jun 16 In the year 1979 h-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275
Jun 17 On this day in history 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" on this day in history.
Jun 23 In the year 1979 the rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
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 On this day in history ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
Jun 30 Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72 on this day in history.
Jun 30 Johnny Rotten &Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury on this day in history.
Jul 01 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64 in the year 1979.
Jul 01 In the year 1979 stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
Jul 04 In the year 1979 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
Jul 05 In the year 1979 elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87
Jul 06 Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35 in the year 1979.
Jul 07 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies on this day in history.
Jul 08 In the year 1979 michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
Jul 08 On this day in history voyager 2 takes first ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
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 On this day in history voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
Jul 10 Arthur Fiedler the conductor of The Boston Pops Orchestra died in the year 1979.
Jul 10 On this day in history arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
Jul 11 In the year 1979 debris from the US Skylab space station fall on Australia
Jul 11 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates on this day in history.
Jul 12 In the year 1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to the Tigers
Jul 12 In the year 1979 kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69
Jul 12 Kiribati (Gilbert & Ellice Is) gains independence from Britain in the year 1979.