Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 26 October 2020
Nov 28 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.
Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 in the year 1979.
Nov 30 In the year 1979 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 Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400 in the year 1979.
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.
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 in the year 1979.
Dec 07 On this day in history cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
Dec 09 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84 in the year 1979.
Dec 10 Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67 on this day in history.
Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 12 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce on this day in history.
Dec 12 In the year 1979 rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe
Dec 13 In the year 1979 jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
Dec 14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies on this day in history.
Dec 15 In the year 1979 bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
Dec 15 On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
Dec 15 In the year 1979 world Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages
Dec 17 In the year 1979 budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)
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 on this day in history.
Dec 18 On this day in history stanley Barrett first to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)
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.
Dec 21 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies on this day in history.
Dec 21 Gary Unger plays in record 914th consecutive NHL game on this day in history.
Dec 22 On this day in history darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
Dec 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched on this day in history.
Dec 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Dec 25 Joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70 on this day in history.
Dec 27 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV in the year 1979.
Dec 27 Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered in the year 1979.
Dec 27 In the year 1979 red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG
Dec 27 Russia invades Afghanistan in the year 1979.
Dec 27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown on this day in history.