Historical Events In 1979
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
May 26 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45 on this day in history.
May 26 In the year 1979 george Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
May 27 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop on this day in history.
May 28 European Market accepts Greece as member in the year 1979.
May 29 On this day in history bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM
May 29 On this day in history mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
May 30 In the year 1979 jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82
May 30 In the year 1979 nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
May 30 On this day in history percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
May 31 On this day in history nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies
May 31 On this day in history radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
May 31 In the year 1979 zimbabwe proclaims independence
Jun 01 On this day in history jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
Jun 01 On this day in history wings release "Old Siam, Sir"
Jun 02 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45 on this day in history.
Jun 02 John Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland) in the year 1979.
Jun 02 NASA launches space vehicle S-198 on this day in history.
Jun 02 In the year 1979 pope John Paul II arrives in his native Poland -- the first-ever visit by a pontiff to a Communist country.
Jun 03 In the year 1979 arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65
Jun 03 On this day in history the oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled
Jun 04 Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies in the year 1979.
Jun 05 In the year 1979 pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53
Jun 06 Jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 07 Bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched in the year 1979.
Jun 07 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion on this day in history.
Jun 08 Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 08 The Source, first computer public information service, goes online on this day in history.
Jun 08 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album on this day in history.
Jun 09 On this day in history michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
Jun 10 On this day in history first ever European Assembly elections
Jun 10 Pope John Paul II visits Poland on this day in history.
Jun 11 On this day in history august Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
Jun 12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min in the year 1979.
Jun 13 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47 on this day in history.