Historical Events In 1979
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Apr 10 In the year 1979 soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
Apr 11 On this day in history ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
Apr 12 In the year 1979 soyuz 33 returns to Earth
Apr 13 In the year 1979 longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
Apr 18 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV in the year 1979.
Apr 19 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY) on this day in history.
Apr 19 J C Muzzio discovers asteroid #3666 on this day in history.
Apr 20 In the year 1979 johnny Carson was said to be leaving "The Tonight Show". Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show
Apr 20 In the year 1979 peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
Apr 22 Mick Jaggar & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada on this day in history.
Apr 24 In the year 1979 john Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72
Apr 25 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premiers on this day in history.
Apr 25 On this day in history n Chernykh discovers asteroids #2656 Evenkia & #3653
Apr 27 In the year 1979 george Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"
Apr 28 On this day in history feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
Apr 29 Julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55 in the year 1979.
May 01 Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies in the year 1979.
May 01 Elton John becomes first pop star to perform in Israel in the year 1979.
May 01 Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) on this day in history.
May 01 Marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing in the year 1979.
May 02 On this day in history 14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win
May 02 In the year 1979 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win
May 03 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76 on this day in history.
May 03 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister on this day in history.
May 03 The Yukon River submerges Dawson under more than two metres of water; downtown declared a disaster area on this day in history.
May 04 In the year 1979 nASA launches Fltsatcom-2
May 04 In the year 1979 the first woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher) is elected
May 05 In the year 1979 masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
May 05 On this day in history shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
May 05 On this day in history voyager 1 passes Jupiter
May 06 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters in the year 1979.
May 06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1979.
May 08 On this day in history radio Shack releases TRSDOS 2.3
May 08 On this day in history talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76