Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 26 October 2020
Jan 19 On this day in history paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
Jan 21 On this day in history neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
Jan 21 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce in the year 1979.
Jan 22 In the year 1979 ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
Jan 23 On this day in history willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 24 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51 on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1979 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 25 On this day in history 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
Jan 25 In the year 1979 j Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
Jan 25 Jean-Luc Pepin and John Robarts release the Report of the Task Force on Canadian Unity; recommend that Quebec should have the power to maintain its language and culture, and that federal powers be reduce in the year 1979.
Jan 25 Pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff on this day in history.
Jan 26 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland on this day in history.
Jan 26 Former U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller dies in New York at age 70 on this day in history.
Jan 26 In the year 1979 music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands
Jan 26 Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70 on this day in history.
Jan 27 36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight &Jane Fonda in the year 1979.
Jan 29 Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" in the year 1979.
Jan 29 On this day in history chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping is welcomed to the White House by U.S. President Jimmy Carter Carter, as the two countries re-establish formal relations.
Jan 29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC on this day in history.
Jan 29 On this day in history president Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
Jan 30 On this day in history iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France.
Jan 30 In the year 1979 rhodesia agrees to new constitution
Jan 30 Rhodesian whites vote to transfer to majority rule in the year 1979.
Feb 01 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile on this day in history.
Feb 01 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history newspaper heiress Patty Hearst leaves federal prison when her sentence for bank robbery is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
Feb 01 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1979.
Feb 02 On this day in history jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
Feb 03 On this day in history "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
Feb 03 Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies on this day in history.
Feb 03 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 03 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 05 In the year 1979 costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
Feb 05 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies in the year 1979.