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.
Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69 in the year 1979.
Nov 30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC) in the year 1979.
Dec 02 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
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 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero) on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1979.
Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 in the year 1979.
Dec 12 In the year 1979 gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
Dec 12 Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe on this day in history.
Dec 13 Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Dec 14 On this day in history nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
Dec 15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1979.
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 In the year 1979 bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
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 In the year 1979 1st Ariane-rocket launched
Dec 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82 in the year 1979.
Dec 25 On this day in history joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70
Dec 27 In the year 1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
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 In the year 1979 russia invades Afghanistan
Dec 27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown in the year 1979.