What Happened in 1979 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 802

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Sep 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 28 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Sep 29 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
  • Sep 29 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • Sep 29 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • Sep 29 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • Sep 29 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12

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Sep 29 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

  • Sep 29 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
  • Sep 29 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
  • Sep 29 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
  • Sep 29 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
  • Sep 29 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
  • Sep 29 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
  • Sep 29 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
  • Sep 29 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival
  • Sep 29 LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sep 30 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
  • Sep 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Oct 1 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
  • Oct 1 Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to USA in Boston
  • Oct 1 RKO radio network begins operation
  • Oct 1 US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years
  • Oct 2 Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture
  • Oct 4 Hugh Leonards "Life" premieres in Dublin
  • Oct 4 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 5 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
  • Oct 6 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 6 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 7 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Oct 7 "Eubie!" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 439 performances
  • Oct 7 Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns
  • Oct 7 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Oct 7 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Oct 7 30th Formula One WDC: Jody Scheckter wins by four points
  • Oct 8 J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 1208 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 8 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • Oct 9 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
  • Oct 10 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • Oct 10 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • Oct 10 Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)
  • Oct 10 Recorded trace of snow in Central Park NYC
  • Oct 11 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Oct 11 German DR frees dissidents Rudolf Bahro & Nico Hubner
  • Oct 11 Allan McLeod Cormack & Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield win Nobel Prize for medicine for developing CAT scan
  • Oct 12 Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
  • Oct 12 The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.
  • Oct 14 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy
  • Oct 14 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • Oct 14 Flyers start 35 game unbeaten streak beating Toronto 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 14 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • Oct 15 1st Monday night game from NYC, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
  • Oct 15 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • Oct 15 Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • Oct 17 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • Oct 17 D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Oct 17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Oct 18 "Beatlemania" opens in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Bob Dylan appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 20 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 21 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • Oct 21 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
  • Oct 21 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • Oct 21 Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns
  • Oct 21 Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 22 "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NYC for medical treatment
  • Oct 22 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
  • Oct 23 Billy Martin is involved in a barroom altercation with Joseph Cooper, a Minn marshmallow salesman. Cooper requires 15 stitches
  • Oct 24 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 26 Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
  • Oct 27 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
  • Oct 27 St Vincent & Grenadines becomes independent of UK (National Day)
  • Oct 27 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
  • Oct 28 Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
  • Oct 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
  • Oct 29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Oct 30 NASA launches space vehicle S-203
  • Oct 30 Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 31 Mike Flanagan, wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 1 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" premieres

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • Nov 1 Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
  • Nov 1 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 844

  • Sep 19 Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel and actress
  • Sep 20 Sean Davis, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • Sep 21 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • Sep 21 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • Sep 22 Emilie Autumn, American singer, violinist, and harpsichordist
  • Sep 22 Michael Graziadei, American actor
  • Sep 23 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 23 Ricky Davis, American basketball player
  • Sep 23 Bryant McKinnie, Woodbury, NJ, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 24 Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 24 Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian
  • Sep 24 Justin Bruening, American actor
  • Sep 26 Jaycie Phelps, gymnast (World-brz-95/Oly-gold-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 26 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
  • Sep 26 Jon Harley, English footballer
  • Sep 27 Jon Garland, American baseball player
  • Sep 27 Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model
  • Sep 27 Christian Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 27 Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Sep 28 Anndi Lynn McAfee, actress (Ice Cream Man, Conagher)
  • Sep 28 Bam Margera, American skateboarder
  • Sep 29 Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
  • Sep 29 Shelley Duncan, American Baseball Player
  • Sep 30 Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
  • Sep 30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist
  • Sep 30 Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
  • Oct 1 Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Oct 1 Cameron Bruce, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 1 Rudi Johnson, American football player
  • Oct 1 Marko Stanojevic, English-born Italian rugby union footballer
  • Oct 2 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 2 Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
  • Oct 2 Maja Ivarsson, lead singer, The Sounds
  • Oct 3 John Hennigan, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 3 Daniel Hollie, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 4 Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
  • Oct 4 Stefan Booth, British actor
  • Oct 4 Bjorn Phau, German tennis player
  • Oct 5 Jaime Chambers, American television reporter
  • Oct 5 Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 5 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player
  • Oct 5 Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
  • Oct 6 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • Oct 6 Lex Shrapnel, English actor
  • Oct 7 Simona Amânar, Romanian gymnast
  • Oct 7 Aaron Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • Oct 7 Shawn Ashmore, Canadian actor
  • Oct 7 Tang Wei, Chinese actress
  • Oct 8 [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Oct 8 Kristanna Loken, American actress
  • Oct 8 Paul Burchill, English professional wrestler
  • Oct 9 Ashley Anderson, Miss Delaware Teen USA (1996)
  • Oct 9 Lydia Jane Lipscombe, breastroker (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Oct 9 Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 9 Brandon Routh, American actor
  • Oct 9 Alex Greenwald, American musician(Phantom Planet), actor, model
  • Oct 9 Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 10 Mya Harrison, American singer
  • Oct 10 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • Oct 10 Wu Chun, Brunei born Taiwanese actor
  • Oct 10 Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
  • Oct 11 Bae Doona, South Korean model and actress
  • Oct 11 Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler
  • Oct 11 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown)
  • Oct 12 Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
  • Oct 13 Wes Brown, English footballer
  • Oct 14 Coty Strickler, Miss Montana Teen USA (1997)
  • Oct 14 Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler
  • Oct 15 Mahana Ka'ahumanu Walters, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (3rd-1997)
  • Oct 15 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • Oct 15 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • Oct 15 Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • Oct 17 Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver
  • Oct 17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
  • Oct 17 Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
  • Oct 18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], Camden, Arkansas, American pop and R&B singer and songwriter
  • Oct 19 Randy Spelling, (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 19 Brian Robertson, American trombonist
  • Oct 19 José Luis "Parejita" López, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Paul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
  • Oct 20 John Krasinski, American actor
  • Oct 20 Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • Oct 21 Khalil Greene, American baseball player
  • Oct 21 Gabe Gross, American baseball player
  • Oct 22 Eve Chalom, dance skater (& Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 23 Simon Davies, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 23 Jorge Solís, Mexican professional boxer
  • Oct 24 Amanda Aardsma, Miss Colorado Teen USA (1997)
  • Oct 24 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • Oct 25 Milena Roucka, Canadian former model current professional wrestler of Czech and Costa Rican descent.
  • Oct 25 Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • Oct 25 Sarah Thompson, American actress
  • Oct 25 Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • Oct 26 Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
  • Oct 27 Melanie Vallejo, Australian TV actress
  • Oct 28 Aki Hakala, Finnish drummer (The Rasmus)
  • Oct 28 Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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