Historical Events In 1979
Monday, 03 August 2020
May 26 "Dancin' Fool" by Frank Zappa hits #45 in the year 1979.
May 26 In the year 1979 george Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
May 27 In the year 1979 pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop
May 28 On this day in history european Market accepts Greece as member
May 29 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM in the year 1979.
May 29 On this day in history mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
May 30 On this day in history jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82
May 30 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich in the year 1979.
May 30 In the year 1979 percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
May 31 In the year 1979 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 Zimbabwe proclaims independence on this day in history.
Jun 01 In the year 1979 jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
Jun 01 Wings release "Old Siam, Sir" on this day in history.
Jun 02 On this day in history jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
Jun 02 On this day in history john Paul II becomes first pope to visit a communist country (Poland)
Jun 02 NASA launches space vehicle S-198 in the year 1979.
Jun 02 On this day in history pope John Paul II arrives in his native Poland -- the first-ever visit by a pontiff to a Communist country.
Jun 03 Arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Jun 03 The oil rig Ixtoc I in Gulf of Mexico blows; 3 million bbl of oil spilled in the year 1979.
Jun 04 In the year 1979 edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
Jun 05 Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53 on this day in history.
Jun 06 Jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79 in the year 1979.
Jun 07 On this day in history bhaskara 1, Indian Earth resources/meteorology satellite, launched
Jun 07 Rocker Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion on this day in history.
Jun 08 In the year 1979 herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
Jun 08 The Source, first computer public information service, goes online in the year 1979.
Jun 08 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album on this day in history.
Jun 09 In the year 1979 michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
Jun 10 First ever European Assembly elections in the year 1979.
Jun 10 Pope John Paul II visits Poland in the year 1979.
Jun 11 In the year 1979 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 on this day in history.
Jun 13 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47 on this day in history.