Historical Events In 1979
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Nov 28 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257 on this day in history.
Nov 30 In the year 1979 joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
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 On this day in history christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
Dec 03 On this day in history eleven people are killed when fans stampede during a concert by The Who at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum.
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 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
Dec 12 In the year 1979 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 In the year 1979 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 On this day in history deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
Dec 15 World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages on this day in history.
Dec 17 Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle) in the year 1979.
Dec 17 In the year 1979 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1979 darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
Dec 24 1st Ariane-rocket launched on this day in history.
Dec 24 In the year 1979 dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
Dec 25 Joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70 in the year 1979.
Dec 27 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV in the year 1979.
Dec 27 On this day in history hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered
Dec 27 Red Army beats New York Rangers 5-2 at MSG on this day in history.
Dec 27 In the year 1979 russia invades Afghanistan
Dec 27 On this day in history soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown