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Historical Events In 1979

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Nov 28   Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 30   Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 30   Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 02   Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 03   Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 03   Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 07   On this day in history cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 09   Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 10   Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 11   Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 12   In the year 1979 gold hits record $462.50 an ounce  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 12   Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 13   Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 14   On this day in history nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 15   Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 15   On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 15   In the year 1979 world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 17   In the year 1979 budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 17   Driver Stan Barrett became the first person in the world to travel faster than sound on land. He drove the Budweiser Rocket car at a top speed of 739.666 in a one-way run at Rogers Dry Lake,California in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 18   On this day in history stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 19   The Senate green lighted a $1.5 billion loan to help put the auto maker Chrysler back on its feet. In the short term, though, the loan did little to staunch the bleeding in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 21   In the year 1979 bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 21   Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 22   On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 24   In the year 1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 24   Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 25   On this day in history joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 27   In the year 1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 27   Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 27   In the year 1979 red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 27   In the year 1979 russia invades Afghanistan  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 27   Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Apr 02   Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 21   James McAvoy, Scottish actor was born in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 28   In the year 1979 birth of bahram Radan, Iranian actor  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Apr 30   Gerardo Torrado, Mexican footballer was born in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 07   In the year 1979 birth of katie Douglas, American basketball player  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history birth of barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history birth of diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

May 19   On this day in history birth of andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1979

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1979 conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1979 charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   On this day in history jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 13   Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33 died in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950) died in the year 1979.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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