Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
Feb 17 In the year 1979 william Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73
Feb 18 -52ş F (-47ş C), Old Forge NY (state record) on this day in history.
Feb 18 Miniseries "Roots The Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV in the year 1979.
Feb 18 In the year 1979 nASA launches space vehicle S-202
Feb 18 In the year 1979 president Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
Feb 18 On this day in history snow falls in the Sahara Desert
Feb 21 On this day in history 2 Iowa girls High School basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters; the game was won 4-2 in the 4th overtime period
Feb 21 In the year 1979 glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
Feb 21 Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km) on this day in history.
Feb 22 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated in the year 1979.
Feb 22 St Lucia gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
Feb 23 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances on this day in history.
Feb 23 Cameron Mclanahan is born in California on this day in history.
Feb 23 Frank Peterson Jr named first black general in Marine Corps in the year 1979.
Feb 23 George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album in the year 1979.
Feb 23 On this day in history w.A.C. Bennett dies at age 78; Premier of British Columbia from 1952 to 1972
Feb 24 Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford TX in the year 1979.
Feb 24 In the year 1979 war between North & South Yemen begins
Feb 25 In the year 1979 soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
Feb 26 In the year 1979 a total eclipse of the sun casts a huge shadow from Oregon to North Dakota.
Feb 26 Total solar eclipse crosses western Canada, casting a moving shadow 250 km wide in the year 1979.
Feb 27 On this day in history the Navy took delivery of the last A-4 Skyhawk from the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, setting a record for the longest production run for any U.S. military aircraft.
Feb 28 Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in New York NY on this day in history.
Feb 28 On this day in history jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
Mar 01 In the year 1979 dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
Mar 02 On this day in history edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
Mar 04 200th episode of "All in the Family" on this day in history.
Mar 04 On this day in history uS Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
Mar 05 On this day in history vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
Mar 05 In the year 1979 voyager I's closest approach to Jupiter (172,000 miles)
Mar 06 In the year 1979 charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
Mar 07 In the year 1979 guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
Mar 07 USS Constellation and her escort ships were ordered to the Gulf of Aden in response to the conflict between North and South Yemen in the year 1979.
Mar 08 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam on this day in history.