Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
Nov 28 On this day in history air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257
Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 in the year 1979.
Nov 30 On this day in history ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
Dec 02 In the year 1979 vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
Dec 03 On this day in history christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
Dec 03 Eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum in the year 1979.
Dec 04 In the year 1979 liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
Dec 04 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62 on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
Dec 09 In the year 1979 fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
Dec 10 Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 in the year 1979.
Dec 11 In the year 1979 claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
Dec 12 On this day in history gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
Dec 12 On this day in history rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe
Dec 13 Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 14 On this day in history nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
Dec 15 On this day in history bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
Dec 15 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama on this day in history.
Dec 15 In the year 1979 world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages
Dec 17 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) in the year 1979.
Dec 17 On this day in history 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.
Dec 18 Stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH) in the year 1979.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 21 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies in the year 1979.
Dec 21 On this day in history gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game
Dec 22 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 in the year 1979.
Dec 24 On this day in history 1st Ariane-rocket launched
Dec 24 In the year 1979 dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
Dec 25 In the year 1979 joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70
Dec 27 In the year 1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
Dec 27 On this day in history hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered
Dec 27 In the year 1979 red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG
Dec 27 On this day in history russia invades Afghanistan
Dec 27 In the year 1979 soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown