Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
May 09 Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95 in the year 1979.
May 09 On this day in history uS &USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons
May 10 Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing in the year 1979.
May 10 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies in the year 1979.
May 10 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka on this day in history.
May 11 In the year 1979 joan Chandler, dies at 55
May 12 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end on this day in history.
May 13 Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65 on this day in history.
May 13 On this day in history shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran
May 14 Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57 on this day in history.
May 16 On this day in history asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
May 16 In the year 1979 fC Barcelona wins 19th Europe Cup II in Basel
May 17 In the year 1979 -12ºF (-11ºC), on top of Mauna Kea HI (state record)
May 17 On this day in history emmy 6th Daytime Award presentation
May 19 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3 in the year 1979.
May 19 In the year 1979 guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd
May 19 In the year 1979 the President announced he had instructed the U.S. Seventh Fleet to aid the Vietnamese "boat people" and assist them to safety
May 21 Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Fransisco mayor Moscone on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1979 elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR
May 21 Elton John becomes the first western rock 'n roll artist to perform live in USSR in the year 1979.
May 21 National Volksraad installed in Namibia on this day in history.
May 21 In the year 1979 stanley Cup Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
May 21 On this day in history stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
May 22 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau but not for long in the year 1979.
May 22 Commencement of first ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina) on this day in history.
May 22 On this day in history the first of two McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harriers arrived at NATC, Patuxent River for service acceptance trials
May 23 Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79 in the year 1979.
May 23 In the year 1979 rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
May 23 On this day in history west-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
May 24 In the year 1979 billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar
May 24 In the year 1979 jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies
May 24 In the year 1979 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
May 25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes in Chicago killing 275 in the year 1979.
May 25 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt in the year 1979.