Historical Events In 1979
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Oct 24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc in the year 1979.
Oct 26 Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies on this day in history.
Oct 27 In the year 1979 voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
Oct 28 In the year 1979 uSS Kitty Hawk and her escort ships were directed to operate south of the Korean peninsula in response to the assassination of South Korean President Park on 26 October.
Oct 29 On this day in history 50 years after the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protestors fail to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.
Oct 30 NASA launches space vehicle S-203 in the year 1979.
Oct 30 Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham on this day in history.
Nov 01 Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler on this day in history.
Nov 01 In the year 1979 jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
Nov 01 Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster in the year 1979.
Nov 03 On this day in history 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)
Nov 03 In the year 1979 the Greensboro Massacre - Klu Klux Clan shoot 5 members of the communist workers party IN Greensboro, North Carolina,
Nov 04 On this day in history 500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)
Nov 05 On this day in history al Capp cartoonist (Lil' Abner), dies at 70
Nov 05 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70 in the year 1979.
Nov 07 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71 in the year 1979.
Nov 08 In the year 1979 aBC broadcasts "Iran Crisis American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline")
Nov 08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline") in the year 1979.
Nov 08 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63 on this day in history.
Nov 09 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59 on this day in history.
Nov 10 CP Rail no. 54 suffers a hot axle box and derails 24 cars containing dangerous commodities, in Mississaugua, Ont. Almost a quarter of a million people were evacuated for periods of up to five days on this day in history.
Nov 10 On this day in history friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
Nov 12 Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85 in the year 1979.
Nov 12 In the year 1979 uS halts Iranian oil imports &freezes Iranian assets
Nov 13 On this day in history rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93
Nov 13 On this day in history ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President
Nov 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies in the year 1979.
Nov 15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage in the year 1979.
Nov 15 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring on this day in history.
Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas" on this day in history.
Nov 17 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery on this day in history.
Nov 19 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion in the year 1979.
Nov 22 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Nov 23 In the year 1979 merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68