Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sep 26 In the year 1979 arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
Sep 27 Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Sep 27 The US Congress approves the establishment of the Department of Education as a federal cabinet agency on this day in history.
Sep 28 Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26 on this day in history.
Sep 28 In the year 1979 larry Holmes (retain championship) KOs Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds
Sep 29 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong on this day in history.
Sep 29 In the year 1979 pope John Paul II becomes first pope to visit Ireland
Oct 01 In the year 1979 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 in the year 1979.
Oct 01 In the year 1979 uS returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)
Oct 03 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles in the year 1979.
Oct 04 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56 in the year 1979.
Oct 05 In the year 1979 charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
Oct 06 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68 in the year 1979.
Oct 06 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
Oct 10 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93 in the year 1979.
Oct 12 On this day in history celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82
Oct 13 Clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90 in the year 1979.
Oct 14 In the year 1979 nHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretsky scores his First NHL goal
Oct 15 In the year 1979 nY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
Oct 15 On this day in history the first Monday Night Footbal game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
Oct 17 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 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 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8 on this day in history.
Oct 17 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81 in the year 1979.
Oct 17 In the year 1979 mother Teresa of India, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 18 "Beatlemania" opens in London in the year 1979.
Oct 20 On this day in history john F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
Oct 22 On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment
Oct 22 On this day in history jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
Oct 22 In the year 1979 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.