Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
Sep 26 In the year 1979 arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
Sep 27 On this day in history gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
Sep 27 The US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency in the year 1979.
Sep 28 On this day in history jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
Sep 28 Larry Holmes (retain championship) KOs Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds on this day in history.
Sep 29 In the year 1979 gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
Sep 29 Pope John Paul II becomes first pope to visit Ireland in the year 1979.
Oct 01 On this day in history president Jimmy Carter awards the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to former naval aviators Neil Armstrong, CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN (Ret.), COL John Glenn, USMC (Ret.), and RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Oct 01 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Oct 01 On this day in history uS returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)
Oct 03 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles on this day in history.
Oct 04 On this day in history christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
Oct 05 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies on this day in history.
Oct 06 In the year 1979 elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
Oct 06 On this day in history pope John Paul II is First Pope to visit the White House
Oct 08 On this day in history june Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
Oct 10 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Zone in the year 1979.
Oct 10 In the year 1979 paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
Oct 12 Celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Oct 13 In the year 1979 clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90
Oct 14 In the year 1979 nHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretsky scores his First NHL goal
Oct 15 On this day in history nY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
Oct 15 The first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad) in the year 1979.
Oct 17 In the year 1979 1,800 Marines landed in Guantanamo Bay as a demonstration of naval power in the wake of the Soviet refusal to withdraw the Russian combat brigade in Cuba.
Oct 17 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1 20 06.8 in the year 1979.
Oct 17 On this day in history d Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8
Oct 17 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81 in the year 1979.
Oct 17 On this day in history mother Teresa of India, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 18 In the year 1979 "Beatlemania" opens in London
Oct 20 In the year 1979 john F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
Oct 22 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment on this day in history.
Oct 22 On this day in history jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
Oct 22 On this day in history ousted Shah of Iran arrives in New York for cancer treatment
Oct 22 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest on this day in history.