Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
Jan 19 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies on this day in history.
Jan 21 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer) on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1979 price of gold increases to record $875 troy ounce
Jan 22 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes on this day in history.
Jan 23 On this day in history willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 24 In the year 1979 jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
Jan 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Jan 25 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan in the year 1979.
Jan 25 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Jan 25 Pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff on this day in history.
Jan 26 In the year 1979 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland
Jan 26 Former U.S. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller dies in New York at age 70 on this day in history.
Jan 26 On this day in history music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Netherlands
Jan 26 Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70 in the year 1979.
Jan 27 In the year 1979 36th Golden Globes Midnight Express, Jon Voight &Jane Fonda
Jan 29 In the year 1979 brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
Jan 29 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 on this day in history.
Jan 29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington DC on this day in history.
Jan 29 President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years on this day in history.
Jan 30 Iran announces that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is returning, ending his exile in France on this day in history.
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 in the year 1979.
Feb 01 On this day in history mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
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 In the year 1979 jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies
Feb 03 In the year 1979 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 03 In the year 1979 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 05 Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time in the year 1979.
Feb 05 In the year 1979 eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies